26 days in Belgium Itinerary

26 days in Belgium Itinerary

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26 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Oradea
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Brussels
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Mons
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Kortrijk
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Bruges
— 5 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Ghent
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Antwerp
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h
End: Oradea

5
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Atomium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brussels trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Oradea, Romania to Brussels is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oradea to Brussels. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Mons.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

2
nights
Mons

Mons ©
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Archertype, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then stroll the grounds of St Symphorien Military Cemetery. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Pairi Daiza, take in the views from Schiffshebewerke des belgischen Canal du Centre, and then get your game on at European Flight Simulator.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mons trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Mons in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Kortrijk.

Things to do in Mons

Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

European Flight Simulator, Archertype, Room Escape Games, Schiffshebewerke des belgischen Canal du Centre, Pairi Daiza
Highlights from your plan
European Flight Simulator ©
European Flight Simulator
Pairi Daiza ©
Pairi Daiza
St Symphorien Military Cemetery ©
St Symphorien Military Cemetery

2
nights
Kortrijk

Kortrijk ©
Kortrijk is a Belgian city and municipality in the Flemish province of West Flanders.It is the capital and largest city of the judicial and administrative arrondissement of Kortrijk. On the 18th (Wed), look for gifts at Chez Marie, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then pause for some photo ops at Menin Gate Memorial, and finally brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel, make a trip to Tyne Cot Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Saint Julien Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, and finally see the interesting displays at Pondfarm Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kortrijk travel planner .

Getting from Mons to Kortrijk by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In December, daytime highs in Kortrijk are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Kortrijk

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Zonnebeke, Pondfarm Museum
Highlights from your plan
Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum

5
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.
Bruges is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, make a trip to The Markt, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bruges route builder site .

Traveling by car from Kortrijk to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Bruges sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

4
nights
Ghent

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Ghent is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, make a trip to Ghent City Center, snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge, and get your game on at Level Up Gent Virtual Reality & Bar.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ghent sightseeing app .

Ghent is just a short distance from Bruges. December in Ghent sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center

7
nights
Antwerp

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
When in Antwerp, make a side trip to see Beguinage in Hoogstraten, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, stop by Pierre Marcolini, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin).

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Antwerp online vacation planner .

Getting from Ghent to Antwerp by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Beguinage
Highlights from your plan
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom

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