42 days in Belgium Itinerary

42 days in Belgium Itinerary

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42 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly + Drive:  36​h
1
Bruges
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Dinant
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Liege
— 7 nights
train:  1​h
4
Brussels
— 15 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Wellington

9
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Atlantic Wall Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of Our Lady Bruges and Tyne Cot Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Exposure Value (in Ostend), De Panne Beach (in De Panne) and Ghent (St Michael's Bridge, Graslei and Korenlei, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bruges tour builder site .

Wellington, New Zealand to Bruges is an approximately 36-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Wellington to Bruges, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wellington in September, expect nights in Bruges to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dinant.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ghent, Zonnebeke, Ostend, Saint George's Memorial Church, De Panne Beach
Highlights from your plan
St Michael's Bridge ©
St Michael's Bridge
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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.
Chateau de Bouillon and La Citadelle de Dinant will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at The Domain of the Caves of Han and The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant). Explore Dinant's surroundings by going to Abbaye d'Orval (in Florenvill), Dharma City (in Florennes) and Reserve Naturelle de la Roche a l'Appel, Muno (in Florenville). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town of Durbuy, contemplate the long history of Domaine Saint Roch, hike along Le Fondry des Chiens, and don't miss a visit to Church of Our Lady (Collegiale Notre-Dame).

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dinant visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Dinant takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Dinant are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Dinant

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Hubert, Han-sur-Lesse, Chimay, Riveo, Bister
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye d'Orval ©
Abbaye d'Orval
Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon
Old Town of Durbuy ©
Old Town of Durbuy

7
nights
Liege

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Bastogne War Museum and Citadelle (Citadel) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Mardasson Memorial and Coteaux de la Citadelle. Explore Liege's surroundings by going to Circuit de Spa (in Francorchamps), Maison de l'eau (in Verviers) and Bastogne (101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne & Musee du Cochon). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Forestia, hike along Lieteberg, wander the streets of Domaine de Palogne, and take an in-depth tour of Open Air Museum Bokrijk.

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Traveling by car from Dinant to Liege takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Liege sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Liege

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bastogne, Lieteberg, Gallo-Romeins Museum, Maison de l'eau, Forestia
Highlights from your plan
101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne ©
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Mardasson Memorial ©
Mardasson Memorial

15
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History and Memorial Waterloo 1815. Step out of the city life by going to Sonian Forest and Piscine L'Espadon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Leuven (Groot Begijnhof & Town Hall (Stadhuis)), Antwerp (Te Boelaerpark, Rubens House (Rubenshuis), & more) and Haverwerf (in Mechelen). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Liege to Brussels by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Leuven, Mechelen, Memorial Waterloo 1815, Fort 5
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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