11 days in Belgium Itinerary

11 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Antwerp
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Bruges
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Ghent
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Brussels
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Hyderabad

1
day
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.
On the 15th (Wed), make a trip to Grote Markt, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then appreciate the history behind Hendrik Conscience Statue, then see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Antwerp trip planner.

Hyderabad, India to Antwerp is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in May, with highs in Antwerp at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites
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MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

2
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.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then make a trip to The Markt, and finally appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument. Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, and finally make a trip to Burg Square.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bruges vacation maker website.

Getting from Antwerp to Bruges by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

2
nights
Ghent

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, stop by Dille and Kamille, admire the striking features of Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), don't miss a visit to Korenmarkt, then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, and finally take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Western Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter's Abbey, then get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, and finally take in the views from St Michael's Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ghent trip itinerary planning site.

Ghent is very close to Bruges. In May, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip builder website.

Getting from Ghent to Brussels by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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