13 days in Belgium Itinerary

13 days in Belgium Itinerary

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13 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + train:  11​h
1
Bruges
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Brussels
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Doha

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.
Attractions like Minnewater Lake and The Markt make great kid-friendly stops. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Meetjeslandse Kreken (in Assenede) and Ghent (Patershol, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, & more). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, look for all kinds of wild species at Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip builder app .

Doha, Qatar to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or fly. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Doha in July: high temperatures in Bruges hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Spa.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ghent, Meetjeslandse Kreken, Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld
Highlights from your plan
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

6
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.
For shopping fun, head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert or Chaussee d'Ixelles. Get a sense of the local culture at Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Antwerp (Cathedral of Our Lady, Sint-Annastrand, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Grand Place, head outdoors with Piscine L'Espadon, delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip planner .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Antwerp
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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