35 days in Zeeland Province, West Flanders Province & Brussels Itinerary

35 days in Zeeland Province, West Flanders Province & Brussels Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hulst, The Netherlands
— 1 day
2
Domburg, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
3
Sluis, The Netherlands
— 1 night
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 11 nights
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 19 nights

1
day
Hulst, The Netherlands

Hulst ©
Hulst is a municipality and city in southwestern Netherlands in the east of Zeelandic Flanders.HistoryHulst received city rights in the 12th century.Hulst was captured from the Spanish in 1591 by Maurice of Orange but was recaptured by Archduke Albert in 1596.In 1645, the Siege of Hulst (to control the left bank of the Schelde river) occurred. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum Het Warenhuis - Museum Land van Axel, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of St. Willibrord, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Stadswallen Hulst.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hulst attractions planner.

Ostuni, Italy to Hulst is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In September, Hulst is slightly colder than Ostuni - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Domburg.

Things to do in Hulst

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe, Museum Het Warenhuis - Museum Land van Axel
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Museum Het Warenhuis - Museum Land van Axel ©
Het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe ©
Het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe

2
nights
Domburg, The Netherlands

Domburg ©
Domburg is a seaside resort on the North Sea, on the northwest coast of Walcheren in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Boswachterij Westerschouwen, view the masterpieces at Galerie POP, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve de Manteling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Watersnoodmuseum, take a peaceful walk through Poelbos, and then contemplate the long history of Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Domburg journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hulst to Domburg takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hulst in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Domburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Sluis.

Things to do in Domburg

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Poelbos, Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44, Boswachterij Westerschouwen, Nature Reserve de Manteling, Watersnoodmuseum
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Nature Reserve de Manteling ©
Nature Reserve de Manteling
Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44 ©
Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44
Watersnoodmuseum ©
Watersnoodmuseum

1
night
Sluis, The Netherlands

Sluis ©
Sluis is the name of both a municipality and a town located in the west of Zeelandic Flanders, in the south-western part of the Netherlands.The current incarnation of the municipality exists since on 1 January 2003. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): learn about all things military at Het Vlaemsche Erfgoed, get engrossed in the history at Gemeentelijk Archeologisch Museum Aardenburg, take an in-depth tour of Museum Het Belfort, then examine the collection at Bizarium, and finally stop by Slijterij-Wijnhandel de Vuurtoren.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sluis road trip website.

Traveling by car from Domburg to Sluis takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Domburg in September since evenings lows in Sluis dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Sluis

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Het Vlaemsche Erfgoed, Gemeentelijk Archeologisch Museum Aardenburg
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Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Museum Het Belfort ©
Museum Het Belfort
Gemeentelijk Archeologisch Museum Aardenburg ©

11
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Let the collections at Gravensteen and Groeningemuseum capture your imagination. Historic Centre of Brugge and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke), Heidebos (in Wachtebeke) and Ghent (Kraanlei, Ghent City Center, &more). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and see the interesting displays at Friet Museum.

Start your trip to Bruges by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Bruges is very close to Sluis. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Provincial Domain Bulskampveld, Meetjeslandse Kreken, Heidebos
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

19
nights
Brussels, Belgium

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.
Let the collections at Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) capture your imagination. Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Ardennes American Cemetery (in Neupre), Antwerp (Middelheim Museum, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more) and La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Brussels sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Antwerp, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', Domaine de Palogne, Arboretum Wespelaar, Le Ninglinspo
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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