8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

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8 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Naples
Fly:  5​h
1
Brussels
— 4 nights
Train:  45​min
2
Ghent
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
3
Antwerp
— 1 day
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Bruges
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  7​h
End: Naples

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Train World and Abbaye de Villers. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral) (in Liege) and Citadelle (Citadel) (in Namur). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, see the interesting displays at MOOF Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip maker app .

Naples, Italy to Brussels is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Naples in November: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Abbaye de Villers, Citadelle (Citadel), Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral)
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Train World ©
Train World
Abbaye de Villers ©
Abbaye de Villers

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take a stroll through Patershol, take in the exciting artwork at Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture, and then get engrossed in the history at Gravensteen.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ghent road trip app .

Getting from Brussels to Ghent by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. November in Ghent sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Patershol ©
Patershol

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, then wander the streets of Zurenborg, then view the masterpieces at Museum De Reede, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Antwerp trip planner.

Getting from Ghent to Antwerp by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Antwerp are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Museum De Reede ©
Museum De Reede
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei
Zurenborg ©
Zurenborg

1
night
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 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), and finally stop by The Old Chocolate House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges route planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Bruges are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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