30 days in Belgium Itinerary

30 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium journey planner

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Liege
— 4 nights
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Mons
— 5 nights
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Bruges
— 8 nights
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Hoogstraten
— 1 night
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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.
Explore Liege's surroundings by going to Observatoire Astronomique Centre Ardenne (in Neufchateau), Teseum (in Tongeren) and Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours (in Bastogne). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at High Fens, get engrossed in the history at Gallo-Romeins Museum, hike along Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin des Hiboux.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Liege trip itinerary planning website.

Exeter, UK to Liege is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Exeter to Liege due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Liege are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Mons.

Things to do in Liege

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mons

— 5 nights
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Get out of town with these interesting Mons side-trips: Tournai (Parc communal, The Belfry of Tournai, &more), Must Textile Museum (in Ronse) and Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail (in Kluisbergen-Ruien). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Pairi Daiza, examine the collection at Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, and look for gifts at Ligne Claire.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mons trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Liege to Mons takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Mons can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Mons

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, STAM Ghent City Museum, &more), Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke) and Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial & Hooge Crater Museum). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bruges journey planner.

You can drive from Mons to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoogstraten.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Hoogstraten

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): look for gifts at De Biergrens, don't miss a visit to Dodendraad, examine the collection at Gevangenis Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint Katharinakerk, then steep yourself in history at Begijnhof Hoogstraten, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hoogstraten online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bruges to Hoogstraten in 2 hours. May in Hoogstraten sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Hoogstraten

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Cogels Osylei, Antwerpen-Centraal, &more) and Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' (in Halle). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Hoogstraten to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hoogstraten in May, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.