22 days in Belgium Itinerary

22 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Mons
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Mons
— 4 nights
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Bruges
— 7 nights
Drive
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Hoogstraten
— 1 night
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Brussels
— 9 nights
Fly

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Mons

Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tournai (Citadel of Tournai, La Halle Aux Draps, &more), Ferme Apicole des Neuf Bonniers (in Denee) and Charleroi (Musee de la Photographie & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Pairi Daiza, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, explore the different monuments and memorials at St Symphorien Military Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of Association pour la Sauvegarde du Vicinal.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mons trip site.

Richmond, USA to Mons is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond to Mons is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Richmond in October; daily highs in Mons reach 59°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Mons

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

7
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Bruges

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Geeraard de Duivelsteen (The Castle of Gerald the Devil), Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more) and Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum, Menin Gate Memorial, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges vacation builder website.

Drive from Mons to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bruges are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoogstraten.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Hoogstraten

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Dodendraad, look for gifts at De Biergrens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Leonarduskerk, then pause for some photo ops at Sint Katharinakerk, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage, and finally steep yourself in history at Begijnhof Hoogstraten.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hoogstraten trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Hoogstraten takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hoogstraten are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Hoogstraten

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

9
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Brussels

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Antwerp (Orogem Jewelry, Antwerpen-Centraal, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, explore the galleries of Atomium, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hoogstraten to Brussels in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.