4 days in Belgium Itinerary

4 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium travel route planner

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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges
— 1 day
Drive
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Antwerp
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels
— 1 night
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Bruges

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally head outdoors with Bruges Art Route.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip planner.

London, UK to Bruges is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Bruges, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in Bruges sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Antwerp

— 2 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): visit Zurenborg, examine the collection at Chocolate Nation, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vlaeykensgang. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Molsbroek.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp day trip site.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Brussels

— 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, then don't miss a visit to Place St. Gery, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Antwerp to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In February in Brussels, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.