6 days in Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

6 days in Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night


Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, and then steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Bruges day trip tool.

Denver, USA to Bruges is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Bruges. While traveling from Denver, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

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 10th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then make a trip to Grand Place, then explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

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 12th (Sat): make a trip to Place Guillaume II, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Luxembourg City trip planner.

Drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Belgium travel guide

Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Luxembourg travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Churches
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.