11 days in Belgium Itinerary

11 days in Belgium Itinerary

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11 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Tehran
+2
subway + Fly + train:  12​h 15​min
1
Bruges
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Liege
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Brussels
— 5 nights
+2
train + Fly + subway:  11​h
End: Tehran

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Holy Blood and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Gravensteen Castle, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, & more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Markt, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and look for gifts at Juliette's Artisanale Koekenbakkerij.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planner .

Tehran, Iran to Bruges is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tehran in July, things will get cooler in Bruges: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Liege.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

1
night
Liege

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
On the 6th (Sat), hike along Montagne Saint-Pierre Nature, then get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle, then look for gifts at Toutes Directions, and finally identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Liege trip planning app .

You can drive from Bruges to Liege in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bruges in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Liege, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Liege

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Montagne Saint-Pierre Nature, La Roche-aux-Faucons
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Coteaux de la Citadelle ©
Coteaux de la Citadelle
Toutes Directions ©
Toutes Directions

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Get some historical perspective at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Royal Palace of Brussels. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Cathedral of Our Lady, Sint-Annastrand, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Liege to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Brussels are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Antwerp
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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