30 days in Belgium Itinerary

30 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium vacation planner

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Bastogne
— 6 nights
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Brussels
— 14 nights
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Bruges
— 9 nights
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Bastogne

— 6 nights
Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II. Over seven decades later, the town's daily life remains deeply linked to this dramatic episode in wartime history. Bastogne makes a good day trip from almost anywhere in the Ardennes region and provides an easy bus link to Liege, a popular travel destination located less than 70 km (45 mi) north.
BASTOGNE BARRACKS and Animalaine will appeal to museum buffs. Mardasson Memorial and Chateau de Bouillon will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Frans-Duitse begraafplaats van Maissin (in Maissin), Eglise des Saints Pierre et Paul (in Bouillon) and Domaine Des Grottes De Han (in Han-sur-Lesse). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Bastogne War Museum, explore the historical opulence of Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne, don't miss a visit to Bois de la Paix, and take in the history at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bastogne trip itinerary planning app.

Mons to Bastogne is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bastogne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Brussels

— 14 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.
Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' (in Halle), L'escargotiere Saint Veron SPRL (in Braine-Le-Chateau) and Antwerp (Antwerpen-Centraal, Rubens House (Rubenshuis), &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Place St. Gery, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Bastogne to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Bruges

— 9 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum. Visit The Dunes of Bredene and Beach De Haan for some beach relaxation. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial & In Flanders Fields Museum), Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke) and Ghent (St. Veerleplein, Gravensteen, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, kick back and relax at Plage d'Ostende, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

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Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bruges are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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.