15 days in Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Fly
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Brussels
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mechelen
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Liege
— 3 nights
Train
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Dinant
— 3 nights
Train
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Bruges
— 3 nights
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Brussels

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Musee Schaerbeekois de la Biere. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Art & History Museum, stop by Planete Chocolat, then see the interesting displays at GardeRobe MannekenPis, and finally wander the streets of Place St. Gery.

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Durham, UK to Brussels is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durham to Brussels due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Brussels are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mechelen.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

3
nights
Mechelen

Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the striking features of Lier Historical Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Pieter-en-Pauluskerk, steep yourself in history at Stadhuis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Janskerk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Klapgat, and finally admire the striking features of Haverwerf. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Kaashandel Schockaert, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk, pause for some serene contemplation at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Hanswijk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Wespelaar, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het zotte Kunstkabinet - The Mad Art Collection, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Large Beguinage.

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Getting from Brussels to Mechelen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In April in Mechelen, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Liege.

Things to do in Mechelen

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

3
nights
Liege

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Let the collections at Fort Eben-Emael and Wallonia Public Transport Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eglise St-Barthelemy (Church of St. Bartholomew) and Tresor de Liege. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Prehistomuseum, admire the local landmark of Le Perron, examine the collection at Curtius Museum, and wander the streets of La Place du Marche.

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Traveling by car from Mechelen to Liege takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Liege can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Dinant.

Things to do in Liege

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

3
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Dinant

Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Maison Leffe and Mudia. Get some cultural insight at Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne and Domaine Saint Roch. Explore Dinant's surroundings by going to Brasserie des Fagnes - Fabrication de Bieres Speciales (in Mariembourg) and Espace Arthur Masson (in Treignes). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Parc de Furfooz, explore the striking landscape at Rocher Bayard, examine the collection at Maison du Patrimoine - Hastiere, and explore the different monuments and memorials at French National Cemetery.

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Drive from Liege to Dinant in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Dinant

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
nights
Bruges

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 inner history buff will appreciate St. Nicholas' Cathedral and Brugse Vrije. Step off the beaten path and head to Hooge Crater Museum and Brugge Sint Jacobskerk. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Battle of Polygon Wood (in Zonnebeke), Langemark Cemetery (in Langemark) and German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium (in Diksmuide). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, take in the views from St Bonifacius Bridge, stop by Chocolates & Happiness, and take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum.

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Traveling by car from Dinant to Bruges takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.