24 days in Cape Town & Belgium Itinerary

24 days in Cape Town & Belgium Itinerary

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24 days in Cape Town & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gosselies, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 7 nights
train + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

6
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, and stroll through Clifton Beaches.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Cape Town International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

6
nights
Brussels, Belgium

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, and browse the exhibits of Atomium.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner .

Getting from Cape Town to Brussels by combination of flight and train takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Brussels is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in July, things will get a bit warmer in Brussels: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Gosselies.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Manneken Pis
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

2
nights
Gosselies, Belgium

Gosselies ©
Gosselies is a section of the Belgian town of Charleroi within the Walloon region in the Province of Hainaut. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get your game on at European Flight Simulator, then explore the historical opulence of le chateau medieval de Corroy le chareau, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc de realite virtuelle Terragamecenter, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ferme Apicole des Neuf Bonniers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): play a few rounds at Golf de Rigenee, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Villers, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gosselies online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Brussels to Gosselies takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Gosselies are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Gosselies

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Villers-la-ville, Parc de realite virtuelle Terragamecenter, Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude, Ferme Apicole des Neuf Bonniers, le chateau medieval de Corroy le chareau
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European Flight Simulator ©
European Flight Simulator
Golf de Rigenee ©
Golf de Rigenee
Abbaye de Villers ©
Abbaye de Villers

7
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Ghent City Center, Walking tours, & more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

Before you visit Bruges, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Gosselies to Bruges by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Bruges, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
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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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