21 days in Belgium & Luxembourg City Itinerary

21 days in Belgium & Luxembourg City Itinerary

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21 days in Belgium & Luxembourg City Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mons, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Namur, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Liege, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
6
Leuven, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  30​min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
8
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
9
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, Groeningemuseum, Church of Our Lady Bruges, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then make a trip to Burg Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and finally make a trip to The Markt. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary planning app .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Bruges is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Bruges. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bruges, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum, pause for some photo ops at Menin Gate Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Tyne Cot Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Ieper (Ypres) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Ieper (Ypres) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Ieper (Ypres) can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mons.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zonnebeke
Highlights from your plan
Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum

2
nights
Mons, Belgium

Mons ©
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chateau de Seneffe, Chateau de Chimay, Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude, and other attractions. On the 5th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Mons, make a trip to Grand-Place de Mons, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Seneffe. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons), admire the landmark architecture of Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chimay.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mons trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Ieper (Ypres) to Mons in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Mons, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Namur.

Things to do in Mons

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude, Chateau de Seneffe, Chateau de Chimay
Highlights from your plan
Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude ©
Grand-Place de Mons ©
Grand-Place de Mons
Chateau de Chimay ©
Chateau de Chimay

1
night
Namur, Belgium

Namur ©
Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Abbaye de Maredsous as well as Cathedral de St-Aubain (St. Aubain Cathedral). On the 7th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Maredsous, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de St-Aubain (St. Aubain Cathedral), then steep yourself in history at Citadelle (Citadel), and finally step into the grandiose world of La Citadelle de Dinant.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Namur trip planning tool .

Drive from Mons to Namur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Namur sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Liege.

Things to do in Namur

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Abbaye de Maredsous, La Citadelle de Dinant
Highlights from your plan
Citadelle (Citadel) ©
Citadelle (Citadel)
La Citadelle de Dinant ©
La Citadelle de Dinant
Abbaye de Maredsous ©
Abbaye de Maredsous

2
nights
Liege, Belgium

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Curtius Museum, Alden Biesen, Abbaye du Val-Dieu, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town of Durbuy, then see the interesting displays at Bastogne War Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Place Saint-Lambert. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Montagne de Bueren, then see the interesting displays at Curtius Museum, then contemplate the long history of Alden Biesen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye du Val-Dieu.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Liege road trip tool .

Drive from Namur to Liege in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Liege, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Leuven.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Abbaye du Val-Dieu, Bastogne War Museum, Alden Biesen, Old Town of Durbuy
Highlights from your plan
Alden Biesen ©
Alden Biesen
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Montagne de Bueren ©
Montagne de Bueren

1
night
Leuven, Belgium

Leuven ©
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arboretum Wespelaar as well as Arenberg Castle. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Arenberg Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Groot Begijnhof, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Wespelaar, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Market Square.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Leuven holiday planner.

Leuven is very close to Liege. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Leuven

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Arboretum Wespelaar
Highlights from your plan
Groot Begijnhof ©
Groot Begijnhof
Old Market Square ©
Old Market Square
Arboretum Wespelaar ©
Arboretum Wespelaar

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.
You've added Horta Museum (Musee Horta), Royal Palace of Brussels, Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, make a trip to Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brussels road trip planning tool .

Brussels is just a short distance from Leuven. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
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 Steen Castle, MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, Carolus Borromeus Church, and other attractions you added. On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museum Mayer van den Bergh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carolus Borromeus Church, then see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, and finally admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, don't miss a visit to Grote Markt, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, then see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and finally examine the collection at Steen Castle.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Antwerp trip planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

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.
You've now added Patershol to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, take a stroll through Patershol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), and finally take in the views from St Michael's Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent holiday maker website .

Take a train from Antwerp to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Ghent, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
St Michael's Bridge ©
St Michael's Bridge

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Beaufort Castles, Larochette Castle, Bourscheid Castle, and other attractions. Take a break from Luxembourg City with a short trip to Chateau de Vianden in Vianden, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), make a trip to Barrio Grund, contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), and explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City online tour planner .

Getting from Ghent to Luxembourg City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Ghent, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Luxembourg City, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

Side Trips

Beaufort Castles, Larochette Castle, Chateau de Vianden, Bourscheid Castle
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden

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