5 days in Ghent, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

5 days in Ghent, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

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1
Ghent
— 1 night
2
Bruges
— 1 night
3
Brussels
— 2 nights

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night
Ghent

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, then examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, and finally stop by Patershol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Gravensteen, then stop by Post Plaza, and then get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ghent trip maker.

Edinburgh, UK to Ghent is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Ghent. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in August: high temperatures in Ghent hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Patershol ©
Patershol
STAM Ghent City Museum ©
STAM Ghent City Museum
Museum Voor Schone Kunsten ©
Museum Voor Schone Kunsten

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges travel tool.

Traveling by train from Ghent to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Breweries & Distilleries
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Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Appreciate the collections at Atomium and René Magritte Museum. When in Brussels, make a side trip to see Memorial Waterloo 1815 in Braine-l'Alleud, approximately Braine-l'Alleud away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and stop by Pierre Marcolini.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brussels day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Memorial Waterloo 1815
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815
Atomium ©
Atomium

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