38 days in Belgium Itinerary

38 days in Belgium Itinerary

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38 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h 15​min
1
Brussels
— 9 nights
train:  1​h
2
Liege
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dinant
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bruges
— 11 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: London

9
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and St Symphorien Military Cemetery. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Leuven (Groot Begijnhof, Botanical Garden Kruidtuin, & more), Charleroi (Gare de Charleroi-Sud, Passage de la Bourse - Charleroi, & more) and Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Rumbold's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Petit Sablon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brussels online trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Brussels is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Liege.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Mechelen, Mons, Leuven, Charleroi
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Room Escape Games
Train World ©
Train World

9
nights
Liege

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Montagne de Bueren and Mardasson Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Liege side-trips: Circuit de Spa (in Francorchamps), Barrage de la Gileppe (in Jalhay) and Bastogne (Bastogne War Museum, Musee du Cochon, & more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle, walk around Parc de la Boverie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), and get engrossed in the history at Baugnez 44 Historical Centre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Liege trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Liege in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dinant.

Things to do in Liege

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bastogne, Tongeren, Eglise Saint-Nicolas, Baugnez 44 Historical Centre, Blegny-Mine
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Montagne de Bueren ©
Montagne de Bueren
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Coteaux de la Citadelle ©
Coteaux de la Citadelle

8
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of Our Lady (Collegiale Notre-Dame) and Chateau de Bouillon. Change things up with these side-trips from Dinant: Reserve Naturelle de la Roche a l'Appel, Muno (in Florenville), Abbaye d'Orval (in Florenvill) and Chateau de Chimay (in Chimay). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins d'Annevoie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Maredsous, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and step into the grandiose world of La Citadelle de Dinant.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Dinant online holiday builder .

Drive from Liege to Dinant in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Dinant can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Dinant

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bouillon, Rochefort, Durbuy, Les Jardins d'Annevoie, Chateau Feodal
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon
Abbaye d'Orval ©
Abbaye d'Orval

11
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tyne Cot Cemetery and Torture Museum Oude Steen. Venture out of the city with trips to De Panne Beach (in De Panne), Ostend (Fries gerechtshof & Atlantic Wall Museum) and Ghent (Augustijnenklooster Gent, Graslei and Korenlei, & more). There's much more to do: hike along Bruges Art Route, stroll the grounds of Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, and make a trip to St Bonifacius Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges road trip planning site .

Drive from Dinant to Bruges in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Ostend, Ghent, Diksmuide, Poperinge
Highlights from your plan
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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