11 days in Brussels, Bruges & Antwerp Itinerary

11 days in Brussels, Bruges & Antwerp Itinerary

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11 days in Brussels, Bruges & Antwerp Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Tue), examine the collection at Autoworld and then get engrossed in the history at Memorial 1815. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Moof Museum, then admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural Sciences, and finally admire the striking features of Groot Begijnhof.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels online trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Brussels is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in May; daily highs in Brussels reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Memorial Waterloo 1815, Groot Begijnhof
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Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815
MOOF Museum ©
MOOF Museum
Groot Begijnhof ©
Groot Begijnhof

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Atlantic Wall Museum and Tyne Cot Cemetery. Take a break from the city and head to De Panne Beach and Bruges Art Route. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene), Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (in Ostend) and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (in Zonnebeke). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Torture Museum Oude Steen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), take in the waterfront at Rozenhoedkaai, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bruges day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Bruges sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ostend, Zonnebeke, St Michael's Bridge, Essex Farm Cemetery, The Dunes of Bredene
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Jan Van Eyck Square ©
Jan Van Eyck Square
St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church) ©
St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church)
Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul ©

2
nights
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 4th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, see the interesting displays at Red Star Line Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, then get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall (Stadhuis), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Carolus Borromeus Church, get engrossed in the history at Fort Breendonk, then contemplate the long history of Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Antwerp driving holiday planner.

Drive from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Bruges in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Antwerp: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis, Fort Breendonk
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Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei
Fort Breendonk ©
Fort Breendonk
Carolus Borromeus Church ©
Carolus Borromeus Church

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