4 days in Brussels & Bruges Itinerary

4 days in Brussels & Bruges Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Madrid
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Brussels
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Bruges
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Brussels
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Madrid

1
day
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 14th (Fri), make a trip to Atomium, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Brussels tour itinerary maker app.

Madrid, Spain to Brussels is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in February, expect Brussels to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then stop by The Bottle Shop, and finally head outdoors with Bruges Art Route.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bruges day trip site.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route

1
night
Brussels

Brussels ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center and then see the interesting displays at MOOF Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brussels sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums
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Belgian Comic Strip Center ©
Belgian Comic Strip Center
MOOF Museum ©
MOOF Museum

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