10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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10 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Brussels
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bastogne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bruges
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Boston

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels and Francois Duesberg Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Cogels Osylei (in Antwerp), St Symphorien Military Cemetery (in Mons) and Botanical Garden Kruidtuin (in Leuven). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, steep yourself in history at Citadelle (Citadel), examine the collection at Atomium, and admire the striking features of Guild Houses.

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

Boston, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Boston in August, with highs in Brussels at 71°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Bastogne.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Mons, Cogels Osylei, Citadelle (Citadel), Botanical Garden Kruidtuin
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
St Symphorien Military Cemetery ©
St Symphorien Military Cemetery
Francois Duesberg Museum ©
Francois Duesberg Museum

2
nights
Bastogne

Bastogne ©
Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II.
On the 10th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Mardasson Memorial, see the interesting displays at Bastogne War Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bois de la Paix, then see the interesting displays at BASTOGNE ARDENNES 44 MUSEUM, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Domain of the Caves of Han, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Hubert, then learn about all things military at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne, then examine the collection at Musee du Cochon, and finally appreciate the history behind McAuliffe Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bastogne trip planner .

Getting from Brussels to Bastogne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Bastogne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Basilique Saint-Hubert, La Grotte de Han
Highlights from your plan
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
La Grotte de Han ©
La Grotte de Han
Mardasson Memorial ©
Mardasson Memorial

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 and De Panne Beach. Step out of Bruges with an excursion to Essex Farm Cemetery in Ieper (Ypres)--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and take a leisurely stroll along Rozenhoedkaai.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges travel planner .

Getting from Bastogne to Bruges by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Bruges sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Essex Farm Cemetery, De Panne Beach, Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
Essex Farm Cemetery ©
Essex Farm Cemetery

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