41 days in Belgium Itinerary

41 days in Belgium Itinerary

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41 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Train:  27​h
1
Bruges
— 10 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Brussels
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dinant
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Liege
— 9 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

10
nights
Bruges

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)), Ghent (Beer Tastings & Tours, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, & more) and Albert Einstein Statue (in De Haan). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

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Sydney, Australia to Bruges is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Bruges reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial, The Hop Museum, Albert Einstein Statue
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

12
nights
Brussels

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Antwerp (Cathedral of Our Lady, Rubens House (Rubenshuis), & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dinant.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Neuhaus Factory Shop
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

7
nights
Dinant

Dinant ©
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dinant: Dharma City (in Florennes), Basilique Saint-Materne (in Walcourt) and Brasserie des Fagnes - Fabrication de Bieres Speciales (in Mariembourg). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of La Grotte de Han, sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie des Eaux Vives, see the sky in a new way at Observatoire Astronomique Centre Ardenne, and make a trip to Tour du Millenaire.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dinant vacation planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Dinant in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Liege.

Things to do in Dinant

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Treignes, Bouillon, Louette-St-Pierre, Point de vue sur Frahan, Bister
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Mudia ©
Mudia
La Grotte De Han ©
La Grotte De Han
Domaine Saint Roch ©
Domaine Saint Roch

9
nights
Liege

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Get out of town with these interesting Liege side-trips: Bocholter Brouwerijmuseum (in Bocholt), Sevensmolen (in Kaulille) and St. Barbara Church Cit (in Maasmechelen). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Montagne de Bueren, examine the collection at Tresor d'Hugo d'Oignies, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sint-Genovevakerk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Liege visit planner.

Getting from Dinant to Liege by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Liege can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sint-Truiden, Tongeren, Namur, Bastogne, Zoutleeuw
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Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery ©
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Montagne de Bueren ©
Montagne de Bueren
Sevensmolen ©
Sevensmolen

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