4 days in Belgium Itinerary

4 days in Belgium Itinerary

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4 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
1
Bruges
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Brussels
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Istanbul

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Burg Square. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Walplein.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges road trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Bruges is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: highs in Bruges hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip builder app .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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