5 days in Bruges, Brussels & Luxembourg Itinerary

5 days in Bruges, Brussels & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Fly
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Bus to Hahn, Fly to Vilnius

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Bruges, Belgium

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Bruges is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vilnius in January: high temperatures in Bruges hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

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.
On the 29th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, examine the collection at Atomium, then admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Brussels are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), and then explore the world behind art at Letzebuerg City Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums

Luxembourg travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Geologic Formations
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.