17 days in Belgium Itinerary

17 days in Belgium Itinerary

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17 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  6​h
1
Brussels
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bruges
— 7 nights
train + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Cairo

8
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.
Visiting Sonian Forest and Etangs d'Ixelles will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Avenue Louise. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Zurenborg, Peter Poussenier, & more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Brussels is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Brussels is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in September, with highs in Brussels at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Antwerp
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Minnewater Lake and De Panne Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, DOK, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and examine the collection at Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal).

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges online route maker .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ghent, De Panne Beach
Highlights from your plan
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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