28 days in Belgium Itinerary

28 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium journey planner

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Liege
— 4 nights
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Mons
— 4 nights
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Bruges
— 8 nights
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Brussels
— 11 nights

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Liege

— 4 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Bastogne War Museum and 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at BASTOGNE BARRACKS and Mardasson Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Citadelle (Citadel) (in Namur), Les Jardins d'Annevoie (in Annevoie-Rouillon) and Bastogne (Bois de la Paix & Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle, don't miss a visit to Palacio de Los Principes-Obispos, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bouillon, and wander the streets of La Place du Marche.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Liege online itinerary planner.

Brussels to Liege is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. December in Liege sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mons.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mons

— 4 nights
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mons Memorial Museum and Centre de Culture scientifique de l'ULB. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Symphorien Military Cemetery and Collegiale Saint-Vincent de Soignies. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mons: Charleroi (Comedie Centrale de Charleroi & Musee du Verre - Charleroi, Marcinelle), Abbaye de Villers (in Villers-la-ville) and Basilique Saint-Materne (in Walcourt). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, get to know the resident critters at Pairi Daiza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharma City, and admire the striking features of Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mons road trip site.

Traveling by car from Liege to Mons takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Mons are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Mons

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bruges

— 8 nights

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 hidden gems such as St Michael's Bridge and Torture Museum Oude Steen. Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more), Ieper (Ypres) (Essex Farm Cemetery & Hill 60) and Talbot House - Museum (in Poperinge). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Markt, take in the views from St Bonifacius Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planner.

Getting from Mons to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January in Bruges, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Brussels

— 11 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rubens House (Rubenshuis) and Autoworld. You'll explore and learn at Atomium and René Magritte Museum. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) (in Ghent), Dijlepad (in Mechelen) and Antwerp (Carolus Borromeus Church, Museum Plantin-Moretus, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Fort Breendonk, ponder the design of Mont des Arts, steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, and admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brussels holiday planning app.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.