5 days in Bruges & Ostend Itinerary

5 days in Bruges & Ostend Itinerary

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5 days in Bruges & Ostend Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Train:  1 h 15 min
1
Bruges
— 3 nights
Train:  15 min
2
Ostend
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Brussels

3
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.
Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (De Assels, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, & more) and Meetjeslandse Kreken (in Assenede). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges holiday builder app .

Brussels to Bruges is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Ostend.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ghent, Meetjeslandse Kreken
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The Markt ©
The Markt
Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

1
night
Ostend

Ostend ©
Known as the City by the Sea, Ostend represents not only a seaside resort, but also a destination for history lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Maria Hendrikapark, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Capuchins, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Atlantic Wall Museum.

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Ostend is very close to Bruges. In May, daytime highs in Ostend are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ostend

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Maria Hendrikapark ©
Maria Hendrikapark
Atlantic Wall Museum ©
Atlantic Wall Museum
Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul ©

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