11 days in Antwerp, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

11 days in Antwerp, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

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11 days in Antwerp, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Antwerp
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Bruges
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Brussels
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Singapore

1
night
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 (Tue): admire the striking features of Town Hall (Stadhuis), get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, then examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then see the interesting displays at Red Star Line Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Central Station.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Antwerp is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Antwerp. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in May; daily highs in Antwerp reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Minnewater Lake and Bruges Art Route. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Holy Blood and Groeningemuseum. When in Bruges, make a side trip to see Atlantic Wall Museum in Ostend, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges road trip planning tool .

Getting from Antwerp to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Atlantic Wall Museum
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
The Markt ©
The Markt

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atomium and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Bring the kids along to MIM - Musical Instruments Museum and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Brussels, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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