34 days in Belgium Itinerary

34 days in Belgium Itinerary

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34 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly + train:  7​h
1
Liege
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Poperinge
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Gaasbeek
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Brussels
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Krakow

7
nights
Liege

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Get out of town with these interesting Liege side-trips: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery (in Henri-Chapelle), Bastogne (Bastogne War Museum & Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours) and La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert (in Saint-Hubert). The adventure continues: Head underground at The Domain of the Caves of Han, identify plant and animal life at Mechelse Heide, hike along Le Ninglinspo, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bouillon.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Liege trip itinerary planning tool .

Krakow, Poland to Liege is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In October in Liege, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Poperinge.

Things to do in Liege

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Maasmechelen, Bastogne, Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin, La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert, Ardennes American Cemetery
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La Grotte de Han ©
La Grotte de Han
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery ©
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum

4
nights
Poperinge

Poperinge ©
Poperinge is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, Flemish Region, and has a history going back to medieval times. Venture out of the city with trips to Het Vrijbos (in Houthulst), Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail (in Kluisbergen-Ruien) and WW1 Battlefields Alive (in Beselare). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Menin Gate Memorial, get engrossed in the history at In Flanders Fields Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Passchendaele Prints & Battlefield Tours, and pause for some photo ops at Saint Julien Memorial.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Poperinge sightseeing site .

You can drive from Liege to Poperinge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Poperinge sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Poperinge

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Zonnebeke, Belgian military cemetery Vleteren, Het Vrijbos, WW1 Battlefields Alive
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: De Haan beach (in De Haan) and Ghent (Saint-Elisabeth Beguinage, Graslei and Korenlei, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, don't miss a visit to The Markt, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by car from Poperinge to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gaasbeek.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, De Haan beach
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

3
nights
Gaasbeek

Gaasbeek ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gaasbeek Castle. Change things up with a short trip to Parc d'Enghien in Enghien (about 36 minutes away).

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gaasbeek trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Gaasbeek takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Gaasbeek

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Alsemberg, Beersel, FeliXart Museum, Brasserie Timmermans, Rozentuin Coloma
Highlights from your plan
Gaasbeek Castle ©
Gaasbeek Castle
Museumtuin Van Gaasbeek ©
Museumtuin Van Gaasbeek
Brasserie Timmermans ©
Brasserie Timmermans

10
nights
Brussels

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Gemeentehuis Brasschaat (in Brasschaat), European Flight Simulator (in Gosselies) and Antwerp (Havenhuis, Antwerpen-Centraal, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

Discover how to plan a Brussels trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Brussels is very close to Gaasbeek. October in Brussels sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Mechelen, Gemeentehuis Brasschaat, European Flight Simulator, Eglise Sainte-Elisabeth
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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