19 days in Belgium & Luxembourg City Itinerary

19 days in Belgium & Luxembourg City Itinerary

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19 days in Belgium & Luxembourg City Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Antwerp, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Sint-Janshospitaal has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, don't miss a visit to The Markt, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bruges, use our trip itinerary maker.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Bruges is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Cluj-Napoca, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges
Belfry of Bruges

2
nights
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Ieper (Ypres) ©
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tank Memorial Ypres Salient - Poelkapelle, Ramparts Cemetery, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Sanctuary Wood, explore the different monuments and memorials at Spoilbank Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Hill 60, stroll the grounds of Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ramparts Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Tank Memorial Ypres Salient - Poelkapelle. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum, then make a trip to Menin Gate Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Tyne Cot Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ieper (Ypres) trip app .

Drive from Bruges to Ieper (Ypres) in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ieper (Ypres) can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Zonnebeke, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Tank Memorial Ypres Salient - Poelkapelle
Highlights from your plan
Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©

1
night
Ghent, Belgium

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gravensteen. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gravensteen.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ghent trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Ieper (Ypres) to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Ghent, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center

4
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Brusselpoort, St. Rumbold's Cathedral, Kasteel de Borrekens, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carolus Borromeus Church, don't miss a visit to Antwerp's Port, and see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Ghent to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Antwerp are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mechelen, Kasteel Cortewalle, d'Ursel Castle, Kasteel de Borrekens
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mont des Arts as well as Magritte Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and browse the exhibits of Atomium.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Antwerp to Brussels by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

4
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
You've added Beaufort Castles, Les Trois Glands, Larochette Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Luxembourg City to Vianden to see Chateau de Vianden about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), don't miss a visit to Place d'Armes, explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Michel's Church.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Luxembourg City attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau de Vianden, Larochette Castle, Beaufort Castles, Bourscheid Castle, Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden

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