22 days in Belgium Itinerary

22 days in Belgium Itinerary

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1
Brussels
— 4 nights
2
Liege
— 5 nights
3
Dinant
— 3 nights
4
Mons
— 3 nights
5
Bruges
— 6 nights

4
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 hidden gems such as Food Tours and Groot Begijnhof. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud), Antwerp (St. Anna's Tunnel / Pedestrians' Tunnel, Town Hall (Stadhuis), &more) and Chateau de la Hulpe (in La Hulpe). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest, stroll around Bois de la Cambre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Rumbold's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Great Market Square (Grote Markt).

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brussels visit planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Brussels. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Liege.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Antwerp, Leuven, Mechelen, Memorial Waterloo 1815, Chateau de la Hulpe
Highlights from your plan
Groot Begijnhof ©
Groot Begijnhof
Food Tours
Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest

5
nights
Liege

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gallo-Romeins Museum and Citadelle (Citadel). Get out of town with these interesting Liege side-trips: Bastogne (From Texas to Bastogne, Aggies go to War, 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne, &more), Le Labyrinthe de Barvaux-Durbuy (in Barvaux) and Durbuy (Old Town of Durbuy & Kayaking & Canoeing). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc de la Boverie, take an in-depth tour of Open Air Museum Bokrijk, cruise along Circuit de Spa, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Blegny-Mine.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Liege trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Liege in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Liege sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dinant.

Things to do in Liege

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bastogne, Durbuy, Namur, Gallo-Romeins Museum, Open Air Museum Bokrijk
Highlights from your plan
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Gallo-Romeins Museum ©
Gallo-Romeins Museum
Parc de la Boverie ©
Parc de la Boverie

3
nights
Dinant

Dinant ©
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Citadelle de Dinant and Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dinant: Abbaye d'Orval (in Florenvill), Musee HAN 1900 (in Han-sur-Lesse) and Bouillon (Archeoscope & Chateau de Bouillon). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Domaine Des Grottes De Han, admire the striking features of Ruins of the Castle of the Counts, look for all kinds of wild species at Parc a Gibier, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chimay.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dinant trip builder tool.

You can drive from Liege to Dinant in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dinant are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mons.

Things to do in Dinant

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Han-sur-Lesse, Bouillon, Parc a Gibier, Abbaye d'Orval, Ruins of the Castle of the Counts
Highlights from your plan
Citadelle de Dinant ©
Citadelle de Dinant
Domaine Des Grottes De Han ©
Domaine Des Grottes De Han
Eglise Collegiale Notre-Dame ©
Eglise Collegiale Notre-Dame

3
nights
Mons

Mons ©
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Symphorien Military Cemetery and Grand-Place de Mons. Venture out of the city with trips to Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' (in Halle), Charleroi (Beffroi de Charleroi, Le Bois du Cazier, &more) and Abbaye de Villers (in Villers-la-ville). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Mons Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiale Saint-Vincent de Soignies, engage your brain at Marmermuseum, and steep yourself in history at Moulin Naveau.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mons online tour planner.

You can drive from Dinant to Mons in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Mons sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Mons

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Charleroi, Pont des Trous, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', Marmermuseum, Moulin Naveau
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye de Villers ©
Abbaye de Villers
St Symphorien Military Cemetery ©
St Symphorien Military Cemetery
Mons Memorial Museum ©
Mons Memorial Museum

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Atlantikwall Raversyde (in Ostend), Ieper (Ypres) (Saint Martin's Cathedral, Essex Farm Cemetery, &more) and Museum Aan de IJzer (in Diksmuide). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Tyne Cot Cemetery, make a trip to Sint-Janshuismolen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Graslei and Korenlei.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip planner.

Getting from Mons to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Ostend, Ghent, Poperinge, De Panne
Highlights from your plan
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Walking tours
De Panne Beach ©
De Panne Beach

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