12 days in Belgium Itinerary

12 days in Belgium Itinerary

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12 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
De Haan
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Bruges
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Ghent
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Antwerp
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Brussels
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Dusseldorf

4
nights
De Haan

De Haan ©
De Haan is a place and a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. Your list of things to see and do now includes Cabour Dunes, Coast Tram, Ypres Memorial, and other attractions. Get some cultural insight at Landhuis Saint Walburga Church and Museum Paul Delvaux. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kasteel Beauvoorde and La Potiniere. You'll find plenty of places to visit near De Haan: Vrij Vaderland (in Veurne) and Navigo-Nationaal Visserijmuseum (in Oostduinkerke).

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our De Haan journey builder .

Dusseldorf, Germany to De Haan is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Dusseldorf in June, you will find days in De Haan are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in De Haan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Veurne, De Panne, De Nieuwe Oostende Pier, The Dunes of Bredene, Museum Paul Delvaux
Highlights from your plan
Museum Paul Delvaux ©
Museum Paul Delvaux
Landhuis Saint Walburga Church ©
Landhuis Saint Walburga Church
Kasteel Beauvoorde ©
Kasteel Beauvoorde

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), then learn about all things military at For Freedom Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bruges road trip website .

Bruges is just a stone's throw from De Haan. In June in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

For Freedom Museum, Begijnhof
Highlights from your plan
Brugge Sint Jacobskerk ©
Brugge Sint Jacobskerk
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof
Sint-Walburgakerk ©
Sint-Walburgakerk

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Rabot Sluice, stroll around Blaarmeersen, Sports and Recreation Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Beguinage St Elisabeth, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Campo Santo Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Baafsabdij.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ghent trip planner .

Ghent is just a stone's throw from Bruges. In July in Ghent, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Campo Santo Cemetery ©
Campo Santo Cemetery
Rabot Sluice ©
Rabot Sluice
Sint-Baafsabdij ©
Sint-Baafsabdij

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carolus Borromeus Church, take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gummarus Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof Lier, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach, and then stroll through Sint-Annastrand.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Antwerp road trip tool .

You can take a train from Ghent to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ghent in July: highs in Antwerp hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lier, Fort Breendonk
Highlights from your plan
Carolus Borromeus Church ©
Carolus Borromeus Church
Fort Breendonk ©
Fort Breendonk
Begijnhof Lier ©
Begijnhof Lier

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): wander the streets of Place St. Gery, then take an in-depth tour of Art & History Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Villers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Seneffe, step into the grandiose world of Gaasbeek Castle, explore the world behind art at Van Buuren Museum, then don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint Gilles, and finally steep yourself in history at Luxembourg Square.

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Traveling by train from Antwerp to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to De Panne.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gaasbeek Castle, Abbaye de Villers, Chateau de Seneffe
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye de Villers ©
Abbaye de Villers
Gaasbeek Castle ©
Gaasbeek Castle
Chateau de Seneffe ©
Chateau de Seneffe