13 days in Benelux Itinerary

13 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Brussels
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antwerp
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bruges
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Mons
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Liege
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Arlon
— 1 night
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Brussels

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Open Air Museum Bokrijk, Vlooybergtoren, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get your bearings at Le Botanique, then browse the exhibits of Atomium, and then admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural Sciences, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'.

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Venice, Italy to Brussels is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in February, expect Brussels to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Antwerp

— 2 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Diamond District, Shopping Stadsfeestzaal, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Stadsfeestzaal, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei. Keep things going the next day: visit Diamond District, then see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Antwerp trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Bruges

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Belgium Pier, Seafront Zeebrugge, Minnewaterpark, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the top attractions with Canal Trip Bruges-Damme. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Markt, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then take in the waterfront at Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, then examine the collection at Kasteel van Loppem, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bruges attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Bruges are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mons.

Things to do in Bruges

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mons

— 2 nights
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Airspace Indoor Skydiving, Mundaneum, Doudou's Museum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Mons, take an in-depth tour of Doudou's Museum, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beloeil (Beloeil Castle), then see the interesting displays at Mundaneum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de ville. On your second day here, get your game on at Airspace Indoor Skydiving and then steep yourself in history at Citadelle (Citadel).

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Mons route planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Mons takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Mons are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Liege.

Things to do in Mons

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Liege

— 3 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Old Town of Durbuy, Grottes de Remouchamps, Val Saint-Lambert Crystal Factory, and other attractions. On the 17th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Montagne de Bueren, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Liege-Guillemins, get engrossed in the history at Prehistomuseum, then contemplate the long history of Palais des Prince-Eveques (Palace of the Prince-Bishops), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn the secrets of production at Val Saint-Lambert Crystal Factory and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Remouchamps.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Liege online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Mons to Liege by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In February in Liege, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arlon.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Arlon

— 1 night
Arlon is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in and capital of the province of Luxembourg. Your day by day itinerary now includes Espace Shopping Hydrion Arlon as well as Chateau de Bouillon. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bouillon and then see the interesting displays at Le Musee du Cycle.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Arlon day trip app.

You can drive from Liege to Arlon in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlon

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip