5 days in Belgium Itinerary

5 days in Belgium Itinerary

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5 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Brussels
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Grand Place, examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and finally browse the exhibits of Atomium.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels road trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Brussels is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in December, things will get slightly colder in Brussels: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

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 29th (Sun): explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, make a trip to The Markt, then appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Friet Museum, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then stop by The Bottle Shop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Bruges sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
The Markt ©
The Markt

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