9 days in Belgium Itinerary

9 days in Belgium Itinerary

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9 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Train:  3​h
1
Brussels
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

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.
Attractions like Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Grand Place, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Brussels is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) 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

4
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.
Kids will enjoy The Markt and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planning website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

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