35 days in Belgium Itinerary

35 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip planner

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Bruges
— 6 nights
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Heuvelland
— 3 nights
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Mons
— 5 nights
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Dinant
— 5 nights
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Hoogstraten
— 2 nights
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Brussels
— 13 nights
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Bruges

— 6 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.
Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Monumento Hermanos Van Eyck, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bruges route builder app.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Bruges is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Heuvelland.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Heuvelland

— 3 nights
Heuvelland is known for historic sites, wineries, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Menin Gate Memorial, stroll the grounds of Tyne Cot Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, and make a trip to Saint Julien Memorial.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Heuvelland road trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Heuvelland in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mons.

Things to do in Heuvelland

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mons: Tournai (Musée d'Histoire naturelle & Vivarium, Citadel of Tournai, &more), Schiffshebewerke des belgischen Canal du Centre (in La Louviere) and Le Bois du Cazier (in Charleroi). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Pairi Daiza, don't miss a visit to The Strepy-Thieu Funicular Lift, pause for some serene contemplation at Sint-Amelbergakerk, and see the interesting displays at Must Textile Museum.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mons trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Heuvelland to Mons in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mons can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Dinant.

Things to do in Mons

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dinant

— 5 nights
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dinant: Musee Baillet-Latour (in Latour), Abbaye d'Orval (in Florenvill) and Bouillon (Chateau de Bouillon & Belvedere Bouillon). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Domaine Des Grottes De Han, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Annevoie, sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie des Fagnes - Fabrication de Bieres Speciales, and brush up on your military savvy at Bastogne War Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dinant sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Mons to Dinant by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Dinant, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Hoogstraten.

Things to do in Dinant

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hoogstraten

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): head outdoors with Landschap de Liereman, contemplate the long history of Architect's House Jozef Schellekens, stop by De Biergrens, then contemplate the long history of Begijnhof Hoogstraten, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around De Lilse Bergen, see the interesting displays at Béguinage of Turnhout, and then pause for some photo ops at Sint Katharinakerk.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Hoogstraten day trip site.

Traveling by car from Dinant to Hoogstraten takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Hoogstraten

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Brussels

— 13 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 (Beguinage, Antwerpen-Centraal, &more) and The Wellington Museum (in Waterloo). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip maker tool.

You can drive from Hoogstraten to Brussels in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Brussels are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.