59 days in The Ardennes Itinerary

59 days in The Ardennes Itinerary

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59 days in The Ardennes Itinerary

Start: Paderborn
Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Bouillon
— 17 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Namur
— 22 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Spa
— 19 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Paderborn

17
nights
Bouillon

Bouillon ©
Bouillon is a municipality in Belgium. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant) and Eglise des Saints Pierre et Paul. Get some historical perspective at Basilique Saint-Hubert and Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne. Get out of town with these interesting Bouillon side-trips: Neufchateau (Lake Neufchateau & Observatoire Astronomique Centre Ardenne), Bastogne (Mardasson Memorial, Musee du Cochon, & more) and Saint-Hubert (La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert & Musees du Fourneau Saint-Michel). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bouillon, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Lorette-Rochefort, delve into the distant past at Abbaye d'Orval, and get great views at Point de vue sur Frahan.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bouillon attractions planner.

Paderborn, Germany to Bouillon is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Namur.

Things to do in Bouillon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Virton, Rochefort, Saint-Hubert, Bastogne, Neufchateau
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The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant) ©
Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne ©
Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne
Basilique Saint-Hubert ©
Basilique Saint-Hubert

22
nights
Namur

Namur ©
Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Seneffe and Chateau de Chimay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parc de Furfooz and Reading Between the Lines Church. Get out of town with these interesting Namur side-trips: Our Lady of Steenbergen Chapel (in Oud-Heverlee), Leuven (Town Hall (Stadhuis), University Library & Bell Tower, & more) and Abbaye de Villers (in Villers-la-ville). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', delve into the distant past at Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons), contemplate the long history of Citadelle (Citadel), and get to know the resident critters at The Domain of the Caves of Han.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Namur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bouillon to Namur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Namur can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Spa.

Things to do in Namur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Leuven, Dinant, Charleroi, Mons, Sint-Truiden
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Chateau de Seneffe ©
Chateau de Seneffe
Chateau de Modave ©
Chateau de Modave
Reading Between the Lines Church ©
Reading Between the Lines Church

19
nights
Spa

Spa ©
Spa is a Belgian town, located in the Province of Liège, and is the town where the word spa comes from. Explore hidden gems such as Domaine de Palogne and Eglise St-Barthelemy (Church of St. Bartholomew). Open Air Museum Bokrijk and Gallo-Romeins Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Spa: Chateau d'Aigremont (in Flemalle), Blegny-Mine (in Blegny) and Liege (Coteaux de la Citadelle, La Place du Marche, & more). The adventure continues: stroll around Domaine de Berinzenne, try to win big at Casino de Spa, witness the site of a historic battle at Fort de Tancremont, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye du Val-Dieu.

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Drive from Namur to Spa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Spa

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Liege, Theux, Ferrieres, Pepinster, Stavelot
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Abbaye du Val-Dieu ©
Abbaye du Val-Dieu
La Vallee de la Hoegne ©
La Vallee de la Hoegne