4 days in Bruges, Ieper (Ypres) & Ghent Itinerary

4 days in Bruges, Ieper (Ypres) & Ghent Itinerary

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4 days in Bruges, Ieper (Ypres) & Ghent Itinerary

Start: Bruges
1
Bruges
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Ieper (Ypres)
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Ghent
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
End: Brussels

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.
You've added Bruges Beer Experience, Western Cemetery, Rabot Sluice, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), then see the interesting displays at Bruges Beer Experience, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter's Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Rabot Sluice, appreciate the extensive heritage of St Michael's Bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Western Cemetery, and finally admire the striking features of Provinciaal Hof.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Brussels Airport, Ostend-Bruges International Airport and Antwerp International Airport (Deurne). March in Bruges sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums

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Ghent
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Rabot Sluice ©
Rabot Sluice
St Michael's Bridge ©
St Michael's Bridge

1
day
Ieper (Ypres)

Ieper (Ypres) ©
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of In Flanders Fields Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tyne Cot Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, then get engrossed in the history at Hooge Crater museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Hill 60.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ieper (Ypres) online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Bruges to Ieper (Ypres) in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Ieper (Ypres) are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zonnebeke
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Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery

1
night
Ghent

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
On the 2nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then browse the exhibits of Gravensteen Castle.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ghent trip planner.

You can drive from Ieper (Ypres) to Ghent in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Ghent

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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
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