11 days in Belgium & United Kingdom Itinerary

11 days in Belgium & United Kingdom Itinerary

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11 days in Belgium & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Guildhouses. Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Royal Palace of Brussels. There's much more to do: examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and contemplate the long history of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

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If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Let the collections at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum capture your imagination. Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and Brugge Sint Jacobskerk for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Bruges to Langemark to see Langemark Cemetery about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House, admire the striking features of Huis Boechoute, don't miss a visit to St Bonifacius Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Langemark Cemetery
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then see the interesting displays at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, then take a stroll through Westminster, and finally step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the London online itinerary planner .

Drive from Bruges to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bruges to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 9th (Thu), admire the striking features of Lacock Abbey and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, stop by Fudge Kitchen, take in the exciting artwork at Victoria Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Bath Street, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Manvers Street Baptist Church.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bath trip planner .

Take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lacock Abbey, The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Lacock Abbey ©
Lacock Abbey
Holburne Museum ©
Holburne Museum

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