11 days in Brussels & Spa Itinerary

11 days in Brussels & Spa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip planner

Make it your trip
Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport
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Brussels
— 3 nights
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Spa
— 5 nights
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Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to San Jose

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Brussels

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, The Markt, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary maker tool.

San Jose, USA to Brussels is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Traveling from San Jose to Brussels, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Jose in August, with highs in Brussels at 71°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Spa.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Spa

— 5 nights
Spa is a Belgian town, located in the Province of Liège, and is the town where the word spa comes from. Get out of town with these interesting Spa side-trips: Bouillon (Chateau de Bouillon & Belvedere Bouillon), Old Town of Durbuy (in Durbuy) and Bastogne (Bastogne War Museum, BASTOGNE BARRACKS, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee de la Lessive, walk around Domaine de Berinzenne, join the crowd at Circuit de Spa, and make a trip to Pouhon Pierre le Grand.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Spa tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Brussels to Spa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Spa can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Spa

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips