22 days in Belgium Itinerary

22 days in Belgium Itinerary

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22 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Train:  12 h 45 min
1
Bruges
— 10 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Brussels
— 10 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

10
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Western Cemetery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bruges holiday builder.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Bruges hover around 62°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Knokke-Heist, 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

10
nights
Brussels

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems fromĀ its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Groenplaats, Antwerpen-Centraal, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

For photos, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Brussels travel route planning site .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Dijlepad
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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