5 days in Belgium Itinerary

5 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Brussels
— 1 night
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Antwerp
— 1 night
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Ghent
— 1 night
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Bruges
— Few hours
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Ieper (Ypres)
— Few hours
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Brussels
— 1 night

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Brussels

Brussels ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, and finally get to know the resident critters at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin).

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Antwerp day trip planning site.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Antwerp sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Antwerp

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin) ©
Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin)
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

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Ghent

Ghent
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ghent online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Antwerp to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Antwerp in July, plan for slightly colder days in Ghent, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

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Bruges

Bruges

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.
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You can take a train from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 56°F. You'll set off for Ieper (Ypres) on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Bruges

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Ieper (Ypres)

Ieper (Ypres)

Wipers

Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ieper (Ypres) itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Ieper (Ypres) in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ieper (Ypres) can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. You'll set off for Brussels on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife

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Brussels

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire and then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planning app.

Getting from Ieper (Ypres) to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

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