5 days in Brussels, Bruges & Ostend Itinerary

5 days in Brussels, Bruges & Ostend Itinerary

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5 days in Brussels, Bruges & Ostend Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h
1
Brussels
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bruges
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Ostend
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Brussels
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mary Chocolatier, Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Bois de la Cambre. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bois de la Cambre, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, then stop by Mary Chocolatier, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To find out how to plan a trip to Brussels, use our trip itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Brussels, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, things will get little chillier in Brussels: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Farmer's Market Market as well as 2be Beer Wall. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then have a few drinks at 2be Beer Wall, and then make a trip to The Markt.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges route planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Ostend.

Things to do in Bruges

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
The Markt ©
The Markt
Farmer's Market Market ©
Farmer's Market Market

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hangtime, Ostende City Center, Albert I Promenade, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Ostende, take in the waterfront at Albert I Promenade, then join in the after-dark buzz at Ostende City Center, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Hangtime.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ostend tour itinerary planning site .

Ostend is just a short distance from Bruges. May in Ostend sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Brussels.

Things to do in Ostend

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Atlantic Wall Museum ©
Atlantic Wall Museum
Hangtime ©
Hangtime

few
hours
Brussels

Brussels
To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Ostend to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites

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