8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

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1
Antwerp
— 1 night
2
Bruges
— 3 nights
3
Ghent
— 1 day
4
Brussels
— 3 nights

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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.
You've added Kulminator, Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Cogels Osylei, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Antwerp trip itinerary maker app.

Brussels to Antwerp is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

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MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, thenadmire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, thensample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally see the interesting displays at Diamond Museum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bruges road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Bruges sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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Ghent

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
On the 22nd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Gravensteen, and finally visit Patershol.

Plan trip to Ghent with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) ©

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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.
Grand Place and Atomium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Parc du Cinquantenaire. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels vacation planner.

Getting from Ghent to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Brussels are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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