8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

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8 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  11​h
1
Brussels
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Newark

3
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Atomium, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, make a trip to Grand Place, and browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary planning website .

Newark, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Brussels, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Brussels sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
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.
Step out of Bruges to go to Ghent and see Gravensteen, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Markt, examine the collection at Friet Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges visit planning site .

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Bruges, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
The Markt ©
The Markt

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