48 days in Belgium Itinerary

48 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium travel route planner

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Brussels
— 13 nights
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Bruges
— 13 nights
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Poperinge
— 8 nights
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Liege
— 11 nights
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Brussels

— 13 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, Antwerpen-Centraal, &more), Mechelen (Dijlepad & Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk) and European Flight Simulator (in Gosselies). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels online trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Brussels is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bruges

— 13 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Geeraard de Duivelsteen (The Castle of Gerald the Devil), Monumento Hermanos Van Eyck, &more), Huyghe Brewery (in Melle) and Lustige velodroom (in Blankenberge). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Poperinge.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Poperinge

— 8 nights
Poperinge is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, Flemish Region, and has a history going back to medieval times. Explore Poperinge's surroundings by going to Spas (in Oostduinkerke), Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail (in Kluisbergen-Ruien) and Het Vrijbos (in Houthulst). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Menin Gate Memorial, stroll the grounds of Tyne Cot Cemetery, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Passchendaele Prints & A Foreign Field Battlefield Tours, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Poperinge road trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Poperinge in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Poperinge

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Liege

— 11 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liege: Bastogne (Bois de la Paix, Bastogne War Museum, &more), Grandmenil Panther Tank Ausf. G (in Manhay) and Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery (in Henri-Chapelle). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Domaine Des Grottes De Han, head outdoors with Connecterra, look for all kinds of wild species at High Fens, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Lessive.

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Drive from Poperinge to Liege in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Liege sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.