24 days in Belgium Itinerary

24 days in Belgium Itinerary

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24 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Brussels
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Dinant
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Liege
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  29​h
End: Melbourne

6
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 Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels and Mont des Arts. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brussels vacation planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Brussels is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect Brussels to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Food Tours
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tyne Cot Cemetery and Essex Farm Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to De Panne Beach (in De Panne), Ghent (Korenmarkt, Post Plaza, & more) and Atlantic Wall Museum (in Ostend). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, don't miss a visit to Huisje van Majutte, take an in-depth tour of Torture Museum Oude Steen, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges tour builder site .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dinant.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ghent, Atlantic Wall Museum, Huisje van Majutte, Essex Farm Cemetery, De Panne Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei
Atlantic Wall Museum ©
Atlantic Wall Museum

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 Bastogne War Museum and Chateau de Bouillon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dinant: Bastogne (101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne & Mardasson Memorial), Old Town of Durbuy (in Durbuy) and Abbaye d'Orval (in Florenvill). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Church of Our Lady (Collegiale Notre-Dame), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chimay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Maredsous, and take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Annevoie.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Dinant trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Dinant takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Liege.

Things to do in Dinant

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bastogne, Les Jardins d'Annevoie, Abbaye d'Orval, Chateau de Chimay, Abbaye de Maredsous
Highlights from your plan
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon
Mardasson Memorial ©
Mardasson Memorial

5
nights
Liege

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Montagne de Bueren and Coteaux de la Citadelle. Get out of town with these interesting Liege side-trips: Open Air Museum Bokrijk (in Genk) and Circuit de Spa (in Francorchamps). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc de la Boverie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), don't miss a visit to Place Saint-Lambert, and examine the collection at Wallonia Public Transport Museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Liege online day trip planner .

You can drive from Dinant to Liege in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Liege are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liege

Museums Scenic Drive Fun & Games

Side Trips

Open Air Museum Bokrijk, Ardennes American Cemetery, Circuit de Spa
Highlights from your plan
La Boverie ©
La Boverie
Montagne de Bueren ©
Montagne de Bueren
Coteaux de la Citadelle ©
Coteaux de la Citadelle

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