5 days in Belgium Itinerary

5 days in Belgium Itinerary

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5 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly + Train:  5​h 15​min
1
Bruges
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Brussels
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Geneva

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 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

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Geneva, Switzerland to Bruges is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Geneva in August: highs in Bruges hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
The Markt ©
The Markt

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and finally examine the collection at Atomium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

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Take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

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