37 days in Belgium Itinerary

37 days in Belgium Itinerary

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37 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Train:  17 h
1
Ostend
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Bruges
— 7 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Damme
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Ghent
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Antwerp
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Ieper (Ypres)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Dinant
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Rochefort
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
9
Han-sur-Lesse
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Bangkok

4
nights
Ostend

Ostend ©
Known as the City by the Sea, Ostend represents not only a seaside resort, but also a destination for history lovers.
Take a break from Ostend with a short trip to PlopsaLand De Panne in De Panne, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Lange Max Museum, make a trip to Zeilschip Mercator, get outside with De Haan beach, and appreciate the history behind King Albert I Memorial.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ostend tour planning app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Ostend is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Ostend. Traveling from Bangkok in April, things will get colder in Ostend: highs are around 14°C and lows about 4°C. You will leave for Bruges on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Ostend

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

De Panne, Lange Max Museum, King Albert I Memorial, Beach De Haan
Highlights from your plan
De Panne Beach ©
De Panne Beach
Lange Max Museum ©
Lange Max Museum
PlopsaLand De Panne ©
PlopsaLand De Panne

7
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Markt, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bruges online tour planner.

Bruges is just a short distance from Ostend. In April, daytime highs in Bruges are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Damme.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
The Markt ©
The Markt
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

3
nights
Damme

Damme ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Damme: Canadian bridge over the Leopold (in Sint-Laureins) and Maldegem (Adegem Canadian War Cemetery & Canada Poland War Museum).

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Damme planner.

Damme is just a stone's throw from Bruges. In April in Damme, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Damme

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maldegem, Zeebrugge, Canadian bridge over the Leopold
Highlights from your plan
Damme Golf & Country Club ©
Damme Golf & Country Club
Adegem Canadian War Cemetery ©
Adegem Canadian War Cemetery
Galerie Indigo ©
Galerie Indigo

3
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, make a trip to Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Ghent travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Damme to Ghent in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Ghent are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

6
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.
Antwerp is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and see the interesting displays at Red Star Line Museum.

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You can take a train from Ghent to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

2
nights
Ieper (Ypres)

Ieper (Ypres) ©
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Spend the 9th (Sat) in the animal kingdom at Bellewaerde. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Menin Gate Memorial, contemplate the long history of Hill 60, look for gifts at Chocolaterie Peter de Groote, and learn about all things military at Hooge Crater museum.

Discover how to plan a Ieper (Ypres) trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Ieper (Ypres) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Ieper (Ypres), expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Dinant.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Zonnebeke
Highlights from your plan
Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery

4
nights
Dinant

Dinant ©
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Step out of Dinant to go to Mariembourg and see Brasserie des Fagnes - Fabrication de Bieres Speciales, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of La Citadelle de Dinant, stroll around Memorial Aux Victimes Du 23 Aout 1914, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins d'Annevoie, and explore the ancient world of Parc de Furfooz.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Dinant trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ieper (Ypres) to Dinant in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dinant can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Rochefort.

Things to do in Dinant

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Escargotiere de Warnant, Brasserie des Fagnes - Fabrication de Bieres Speciales, Abbaye de Maredsous, Les Jardins d'Annevoie
Highlights from your plan
Citadelle de Dinant ©
Citadelle de Dinant
Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge ©
Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge

2
nights
Rochefort

Rochefort ©
Rochefort is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur, close to the Ardennes. On the 13th (Wed), examine the collection at Cinema Dynamique and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Remacle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Hotton, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Feodal, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie d'Achouffe, then get to know the fascinating history of Mardasson Memorial, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Bois de la Paix.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rochefort trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dinant to Rochefort takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Rochefort are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Han-sur-Lesse.

Things to do in Rochefort

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Nature

Side Trips

Marche-en-Famenne, Bastogne, Brasserie d'Achouffe, Grottes de Hotton, Chateau Feodal
Highlights from your plan
Mardasson Memorial ©
Mardasson Memorial
Eglise Saint-Etienne de Waha ©
Eglise Saint-Etienne de Waha
Grottes de Hotton ©
Grottes de Hotton

4
nights
Han-sur-Lesse

Han-sur-Lesse ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Han-sur-Lesse: Musee des Celtes (in Libramont), Le Jardin des Hiboux (in Bievre) and Louette-St-Pierre (Tour du Millenaire & Brasserie Invictus).

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Han-sur-Lesse tour itinerary site.

Han-sur-Lesse is just a short distance from Rochefort. In May, daytime highs in Han-sur-Lesse are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Han-sur-Lesse

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Hubert, Alle-sur-Semois, Neufchateau, Redu, Louette-St-Pierre
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Des Grottes De Han ©
Domaine Des Grottes De Han
La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert ©
La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert
Mudia ©
Mudia

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