31 days in Belgium Itinerary

31 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Brussels
— 8 nights
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Bastogne
— 7 nights
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Maasmechelen
— 5 nights
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Bruges
— 9 nights

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Brussels

Brussels ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Te Boelaerpark and Sint-Annastrand. Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, Sunset Beach, &more) and Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Atomium, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Brussels road trip planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Brussels is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Brussels are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bastogne.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

7
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Bastogne

Bastogne ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Domaine de Palogne and Chateau de Bouillon. Visit Old Town of Durbuy and Logne Castle for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin (in Comblain-au-Pont), La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux) and Le Ninglinspo (in Nonceveux). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at La Vallee de la Hoegne, stroll the grounds of Ardennes American Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bois de la Paix, and witness the site of a historic battle at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bastogne day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bastogne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Maasmechelen.

Things to do in Bastogne

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

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Domaine de Palogne ©
Domaine de Palogne
Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon
Le Ninglinspo ©
Le Ninglinspo

5
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Maasmechelen

Maasmechelen ©
Maasmechelen is a municipality located on the Meuse river in the Belgian province of Limburg.It comprises the former municipalities of Mechelen-aan-de-Maas, Vucht, Leut, Meeswijk, Uikhoven, Eisden, Opgrimbie, Boorsem, and Kotem.As a result of both Maasmechelen’s location near the border and its coalmining history quite a few of its current inhabitants are from Dutch, German, Eastern European (e.g., Polish) or Mediterranean (mainly Italian) origin.HistoryPrehistoric and Roman timesThe plateau of Campine was built up during the ice age with deposits of sand and other material that the Meuse river had eroded in the upstream Ardennes region. Escape the urban bustle at Mechelse Heide and Duinengordel. Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Fort de Lantin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Maasmechelen's surroundings by going to De Teut (in Zonhoven), Bronnenwandeling (in Sint-Martens-Voeren) and Montagne Saint-Pierre Nature (in Vise). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at De Kevie, see the interesting displays at Bocholter Brouwerijmuseum, and make a trip to Sint-Genovevakerk.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Maasmechelen journey builder app.

Getting from Bastogne to Maasmechelen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Maasmechelen, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Maasmechelen

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Mechelse Heide ©
Mechelse Heide
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery ©
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Bocholter Brouwerijmuseum ©
Bocholter Brouwerijmuseum

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Bruges

Bruges ©

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gravensteen and Folklore Museum. Get in touch with nature at Minnewater Lake and Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: De Panne Beach (in De Panne), The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene) and Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Graslei and Korenlei, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Bruges online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Maasmechelen to Bruges takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Maasmechelen in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bruges: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

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