7 days in Belgium Itinerary

7 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Antwerp
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Bruges
— 2 nights
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Brussels
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Antwerp

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, see the interesting displays at Red Star Line Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, and finally look for gifts at GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, then admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, and finally look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Antwerp day trip app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Antwerp is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Antwerp due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: high temperatures in Antwerp hover around 27°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gravensteen and The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bruges, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Atomium, then explore the activities along Etangs d'Ixelles, then shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally don't miss a visit to Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brussels online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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