5 days in Belgium Itinerary

5 days in Belgium Itinerary

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5 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Brussels
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6​h
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): partake in some friendly competition at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, then admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and finally get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

Plan my day in Brussels using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Edinburgh, UK to Brussels is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Antwerpen-Centraal
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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 22nd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, make a trip to The Markt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, explore the galleries of Gravensteen, make a trip to Ghent City Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

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Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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