5 days in Antwerp & Bruges Itinerary

5 days in Antwerp & Bruges Itinerary

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5 days in Antwerp & Bruges Itinerary

Start: Antwerp
1
Antwerp
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Brussels

1
night
Antwerp

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to St. Anna's Tunnel / Pedestrians' Tunnel, make a trip to Grote Markt, pause for some photo ops at Brabo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Antwerp vacation maker website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in February, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites
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Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

3
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 27th (Thu): make a trip to Ghent City Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, then get engrossed in the history at Gravensteen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, make a trip to The Markt, then appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, and finally stroll around Minnewaterpark.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bruges travel planning website .

You can take a bus from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In February in Bruges, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ghent
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The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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