8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

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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 50°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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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, then admire 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, then sample 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 51°F and lows of 41°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 · Nature
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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), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then take 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 51°F, and evening lows to 41°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 Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique 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. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip planner.

You can drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Brussels, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can 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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