56 days in Belgium Itinerary

56 days in Belgium Itinerary

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56 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
1
Bruges
— 15 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Han-sur-Lesse
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Spa
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Brussels
— 16 nights
train + Fly:  14​h
End: Edmonton

15
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.
Visiting Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve and De Assels will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at De Panne Beach and Naaaktstrand Bredene. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture, St Michael's Bridge, & more), Plage d'Ostende (in Ostend) and MOdus 8 (in Sint-Martens-Latem). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges travel route planning app .

Edmonton, Canada to Bruges is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edmonton to Bruges. July in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Han-sur-Lesse.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ghent, Bredene, MOdus 8, Uitkerkse Polder, De Haan beach
Highlights from your plan
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

11
nights
Han-sur-Lesse

Han-sur-Lesse ©
Appreciate the collections at Bastogne War Museum and Bister. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parc de Furfooz and Mardasson Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Chimay (Chateau de Chimay, La grange aux papillons, & more), Le Fondry des Chiens (in Nismes) and Old Town of Durbuy (in Durbuy).

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Han-sur-Lesse day trip website .

Drive from Bruges to Han-sur-Lesse in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Han-sur-Lesse are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Spa.

Things to do in Han-sur-Lesse

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bastogne, Dinant, Chimay, Saint-Hubert, Bister
Highlights from your plan
Parc de Furfooz ©
Parc de Furfooz
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon

12
nights
Spa

Spa ©
Spa is a Belgian town, located in the Province of Liège, and is the town where the word spa comes from. Let the collections at December 44 Historical Museum and Maison de l'eau capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Domaine de Palogne and Fort de Tancremont. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Spa: Comblain-au-Pont (Grotte de Comblain & Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin), Montagne Saint-Pierre Nature (in Vise) and Bronnenwandeling (in Sint-Pieters-Voeren). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Mechelse Heide. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Wild-En Wandel Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons, contemplate the waterfront views at Butgenbacher Lake, trek along Le Ninglinspo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Vallee de la Hoegne.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Spa online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Han-sur-Lesse to Spa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Spa, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Spa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Comblain-au-Pont, Lieteberg, Maison de l'eau, Ardennes American Cemetery, La Vallee de la Hoegne
Highlights from your plan
Le Ninglinspo ©
Le Ninglinspo
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery ©
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Ardennes American Cemetery ©
Ardennes American Cemetery

16
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sint-Annastrand and Sunset Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Venture out of the city with trips to Quartier A (in Aalst), Sven Nys Cycling Center (in Tremelo) and Antwerp (MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, De Zwarte Panter (Black Panther), & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Spa to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Arboretum Tervuren, Molsbroek, Waasland Shopping Center, Quartier A
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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