15 days in Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Belgium Itinerary

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15 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  17 h 45 min
1
Bruges
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Brussels
— 7 nights
Train + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Museum for the History of Sciences, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, make a trip to Burg Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Bruges is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bruges, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

7
nights
Brussels

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems fromĀ its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Antwerp (Antwerpen-Centraal & Rubens House (Rubenshuis)) and Pairi Daiza (in Brugelette). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and don't miss a visit to Atomium.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Brussels, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antwerp, Dijlepad, Pairi Daiza
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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