21 days in Belgium Itinerary

21 days in Belgium Itinerary

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21 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+2
train + bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Brussels
— 7 nights
train:  1​h
2
Namur
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Genappe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ghent
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
5
Bruges
— 5 nights
+3
train + Fly + bus + train:  12​h 45​min
End: Ottawa

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerpen-Centraal, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels tour planner .

Ottawa, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Ottawa to Brussels, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Ottawa, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Namur.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Antwerp
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

1
night
Namur

Namur ©
Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Citadelle (Citadel), then find something for the whole family at Parc Attractif Reine Fabiola, and then walk around Parc de realite virtuelle Terragamecenter.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Namur trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Namur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Genappe.

Things to do in Namur

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parc de realite virtuelle Terragamecenter
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Parc Attractif Reine Fabiola ©
Parc Attractif Reine Fabiola
Citadelle (Citadel) ©
Citadelle (Citadel)

1
night
Genappe

Genappe ©
Genappe is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. On the 4th (Tue), tee off at Golf de L'Empereur, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Villers, and then stop by Les Mac a Oli.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Genappe route website .

You can drive from Namur to Genappe in an hour. August in Genappe sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Genappe

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Abbaye de Villers
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Golf de L'Empereur ©
Golf de L'Empereur
Abbaye de Villers ©
Abbaye de Villers
Les Mac a Oli ©
Les Mac a Oli

5
nights
Ghent

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.
Ghent is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, don't miss a visit to Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ghent trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Genappe to Ghent in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Bruges to Ieper (Ypres) to see Menin Gate Memorial about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, make a trip to Burg Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary builder .

Bruges is just a short distance from Ghent. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Menin Gate Memorial
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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