14 days in Flanders & Brussels Itinerary

14 days in Flanders & Brussels Itinerary

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14 days in Flanders & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Hasselt
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Antwerp
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Sint-Niklaas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Blankenberge
— 1 night
train:  15​min
5
Bruges
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
6
Ghent
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
7
Brussels
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Hasselt

Hasselt ©
Hasselt is a Belgian city and municipality, and capital of the province of Limburg. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Montagne de Bueren and then get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye du Val-Dieu, then identify plant and animal life at Forestia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint- Sebastien - Monument classe.

Plan my day in Hasselt using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Atlanta, USA to Hasselt is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In November, Hasselt is a bit cooler than Atlanta - with highs of 50°F and lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Hasselt

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Liege, Abbaye du Val-Dieu, Eglise Saint- Sebastien - Monument classe, Forestia
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Forestia ©
Forestia
Abbaye du Val-Dieu ©
Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Coteaux de la Citadelle ©
Coteaux de la Citadelle

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.
On the 28th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, explore the world behind art at Museum De Reede, then examine the collection at Red Star Line Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museum Mayer van den Bergh, then see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, and finally look for gifts at GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Antwerp trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hasselt to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sint-Niklaas.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei

1
night
Sint-Niklaas

Sint-Niklaas ©
Sint-Niklaas is a Belgian city and municipality located in the Flemish province of East Flanders. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): browse the different shops at Waasland Shopping Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Sint-Nicolaasplein, and then stop by Ambachtelijk Chocolatier Wauters.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sint-Niklaas sightseeing planner.

Sint-Niklaas is just a short distance from Antwerp. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Blankenberge.

Things to do in Sint-Niklaas

Shopping Historic Sites
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Waasland Shopping Center ©
Waasland Shopping Center

1
night
Blankenberge

Blankenberge ©
Blankenberge is a town and a municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at The Dunes of Bredene, then identify plant and animal life at Uitkerkse Polder, and then contemplate the long history of Huisje van Majutte.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Blankenberge trip website .

Getting from Sint-Niklaas to Blankenberge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Blankenberge

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

The Dunes of Bredene
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Huisje van Majutte ©
Huisje van Majutte

3
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.
Basilica of the Holy Blood and Brugse Vrije will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Torture Museum Oude Steen and Belfry of Bruges. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, take a leisurely stroll along Rozenhoedkaai, appreciate the history behind Bronzemodell Belfried, and explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip maker website .

Bruges is just a stone's throw from Blankenberge. In December, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Markt ©
The Markt
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Torture Museum Oude Steen ©
Torture Museum Oude Steen

2
nights
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 5th (Thu): take a stroll through Patershol, browse the exhibits of Gravensteen, then take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St Michael's Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Voor Schone Kunsten.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ghent online trip builder .

Ghent is just a stone's throw from Bruges. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei
St Michael's Bridge ©
St Michael's Bridge
Museum Voor Schone Kunsten ©
Museum Voor Schone Kunsten

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then make a trip to Grand Place.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels visit planner.

Getting from Ghent to Brussels by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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