6 days in Belgium Itinerary

6 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Brussels
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Bruges
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ostend
— 1 night
Drive
4
De Panne
— 1 night
Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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Brussels

— 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Patershol. You'll explore and learn at Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Ghent (Post Plaza & Gravensteen). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Place St. Gery, admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels itinerary maker tool.

Berlin, Germany to Brussels is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Ostend.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Ostend

— 1 night

City by the Sea

Known as the City by the Sea, Ostend represents not only a seaside resort, but also a destination for history lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Maria Hendrikapark, get outside with The Dunes of Bredene, then kick back and relax at Beach De Haan, and finally make a trip to HMS Vindictive.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ostend trip planner.

Ostend is just a stone's throw from Bruges. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to De Panne.

Things to do in Ostend

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

De Panne

— 1 night
Once a quiet fishing village, De Panne has become a buzzing beach resort with natural sand dunes that provide good views and an even better story. You'll find beachfront beer stalls and seaside activities along the coast of the North Sea.
On the 28th (Fri), head outdoors with Plage St. Andre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cabour Dunes, and then enjoy the sand and surf at De Panne Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our De Panne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ostend to De Panne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a tram. In August in De Panne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in De Panne

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.