5 days in Belgium Itinerary

5 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Brussels
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antwerp
— 1 night
Drive
3
Bruges
— 1 night
Fly

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Brussels

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take a stroll through Rue Neuve, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Gilles, get some fabulous bargains at Neuhaus Factory Shop, take a stroll through Place St. Gery, then look for gifts at Planete Chocolat, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint Nicolas.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Brussels is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Brussels is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Tel Aviv in December, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antwerp

— 1 night
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kasteel Cortewalle, witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Liefkenshoek, admire the striking features of Havenhuis, then stop by Orogem Jewelry, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church.

Before you visit Antwerp, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Bruges

— 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Kasteel Beauvoorde, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Landhuis Saint Walburga Church, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Antwerp to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

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.