13 days in Belgium Itinerary

13 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Brussels
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zutendaal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Comblain-au-Pont
— 1 night
Drive
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Ghent
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges
— 3 nights
Drive

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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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and examine the collection at Atomium.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Brussels. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zutendaal.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks

Zutendaal

— 3 nights
Zutendaal is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. Step out of the city life by going to Lieteberg and Hoge Kempen National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Zutendaal: Bronnenwandeling (in Sint-Martens-Voeren), Duinengordel (in Meeuwen-Gruitrode) and Kelchterhoef Lake (in Houthalen). Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Mechelse Heide. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Genk Sundial Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zutendaal vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Zutendaal takes 1.5 hours. In July in Zutendaal, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Comblain-au-Pont.

Things to do in Zutendaal

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Comblain-au-Pont

— 1 night
Comblain-au-Pont is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. On the 26th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Comblain, and then trek along Le Ninglinspo.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Comblain-au-Pont itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Zutendaal to Comblain-au-Pont takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zutendaal in July, you will find days in Comblain-au-Pont are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Ghent.

Things to do in Comblain-au-Pont

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ghent

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, then explore the galleries of Gravensteen, and finally make a trip to Graffiti Street. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), then explore the landscape on two wheels at Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Brakelbos.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Ghent trip planner.

Traveling by car from Comblain-au-Pont to Ghent takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Bruges

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get outdoors at Minnewater Lake and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Limburg Province travel guide

3.8
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Shopping Malls