14 days in Flanders Itinerary

14 days in Flanders Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Flanders travel planner

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Antwerp
— 4 nights
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Bruges
— 6 nights
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Poperinge
— 3 nights
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Antwerp

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Saint Paul's Church and Carolus Borromeus Church. Get in touch with nature at Lieteberg and Molsbroek. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Alden Biesen (in Bilzen), St. Rumbold's Cathedral (in Mechelen) and Gallo-Romeins Museum (in Tongeren). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall (Stadhuis), head outdoors with TODI - The Ultimate Diving Experience, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady.

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Brussels to Antwerp is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. July in Antwerp sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Bruges

— 6 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 Bruges Art Route and Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve. Visit Begijnhof and Sint-Walburgakerk for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Kraanlei, &more), Het Zwin Natuur Park (in Knokke-Heist) and Beach De Haan (in De Haan). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Ostende, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, and steep yourself in history at Brugse Vrije.

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You can drive from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Antwerp, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Poperinge.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Poperinge

— 3 nights
Poperinge is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, Flemish Region, and has a history going back to medieval times. Get some historical perspective at Dodengang (Trench of Death) and Essex Farm Cemetery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to De Panne Beach and Langemark Cemetery. Take a break from Poperinge with a short trip to German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium in Diksmuide, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Hill 60, and get engrossed in the history at Talbot House - Museum.

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Getting from Bruges to Poperinge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Poperinge 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 Poperinge

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Flanders travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
The Dutch-speaking northern section of Belgium, highly urbanized Flanders includes the country's star attractions of Bruges, Antwerp, and Ghent. The region sits at the meeting point of the Dutch and French cultures, its southern neighbors France and French-speaking Wallonia. A major player in European history for many centuries, Flanders first came to prominence during medieval times, when its thriving wool-trading cities made it one of the wealthiest parts of the continent. Today, most people know this prosperous region for its lively festival scene, medieval towns, and relatively flat countryside intersected by an extensive network of well-posted trails, tailor-made for sightseeing on foot or by bicycle.