6 days in Belgium Itinerary

6 days in Belgium Itinerary

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6 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  6​h
1
Brussels
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Ghent
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Bruges
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Antwerp
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Grand Place.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels holiday builder .

Valletta, Malta to Brussels is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Valletta in November, expect Brussels to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' ©

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): wander the streets of Patershol, admire the striking features of Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), see the interesting displays at STAM Ghent City Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of St Michael's Bridge, and finally take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Brussels to Ghent by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In November in Ghent, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei
St Michael's Bridge ©
St Michael's Bridge
STAM Ghent City Museum ©
STAM Ghent City Museum

2
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.
On the 9th (Sat), sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, get engrossed in the history at Torture Museum Oude Steen, sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally take in the waterfront at Rozenhoedkaai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Hooge Crater museum, then don't miss a visit to Tyne Cot Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, and finally examine the collection at Talbot House.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Bruges is just a short distance from Ghent. In November in Bruges, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Zonnebeke, Hooge Crater museum, Talbot House
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Torture Museum Oude Steen ©
Torture Museum Oude Steen
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©

1
night
Antwerp

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, stop by GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carolus Borromeus Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum De Reede.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Antwerp day trip planning app .

Getting from Bruges to Antwerp by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Museum De Reede ©
Museum De Reede
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei
Carolus Borromeus Church ©
Carolus Borromeus Church

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