6 days in Brussels & Bruges Itinerary

6 days in Brussels & Bruges Itinerary

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6 days in Brussels & Bruges Itinerary

Start: Brussels
1
Brussels
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
End: Brussels

2
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.
Shop till you drop at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Chaussee d'Ixelles. Get in touch with nature at Piscine L'Espadon and Etangs d'Ixelles. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Atomium, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and take a stroll through Place St. Gery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brussels tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to Belfry of Bruges. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, make a trip to The Markt, shop like a local with Salvador Dali Exhibition, then stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges online driving holiday planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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