11 days in Mons & Dinant Itinerary

11 days in Mons & Dinant Itinerary

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11 days in Mons & Dinant Itinerary

Start: Mons
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Mons


Mons ©
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mons: European Flight Simulator (in Gosselies), Abbaye de Villers (in Villers-la-ville) and Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud). There's much more to do: make a trip to Francois Duesberg Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Mons, stop by Ligne Claire, and have some family-friendly fun at Laser Game Evolution Mons.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mons online travel planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Brussels Airport, Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Antwerp International Airport (Deurne). In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dinant.

Things to do in Mons

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Charleroi, Memorial Waterloo 1815, The Wellington Museum, Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose Museum, Abbaye de Villers
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Pairi Daiza ©
Pairi Daiza
Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815
Francois Duesberg Museum ©
Francois Duesberg Museum


Dinant ©
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Bastogne War Museum, step into the grandiose world of La Citadelle de Dinant, and then don't miss a visit to Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Mardasson Memorial, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bouillon, and then get to know the resident critters at The Domain of the Caves of Han.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dinant online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Mons to Dinant takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Dinant can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Dinant

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bastogne, The Domain of the Caves of Han, Chateau de Bouillon, Old Town of Durbuy
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Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
La Citadelle de Dinant ©
La Citadelle de Dinant
The Domain of the Caves of Han ©
The Domain of the Caves of Han