60 days in Belgium Itinerary

60 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip planner

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Liege
— 7 nights
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Mons
— 7 nights
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Poperinge
— 4 nights
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Bruges
— 13 nights
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Brussels
— 27 nights
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Liege

— 7 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Liege: Brewery Den Toeteler (in Hoeselt), Mijndepot (in Genk) and Sevensmolen (in Kaulille). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Bastogne Barracks, relax and rejuvenate at L'Arbre Bodhi, hike along Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Leonarduskerk Zoutleeuw.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Liege online driving holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Liege is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Liege are little chillier (18°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mons.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Mons

— 7 nights
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Explore Mons' surroundings by going to Tournai (Musee du Folklore (Folklore Museum), Citadel of Tournai, &more), Mahymobiles (in Leuze-en-Hainaut) and Asinerie du Pays des Collines (in Frasnes-lez-Buissenal). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Pairi Daiza, stroll through Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Sint-Amelbergakerk, and explore the different monuments and memorials at St Symphorien Military Cemetery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mons trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Liege to Mons in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Mons, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Poperinge.

Things to do in Mons

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Poperinge

— 4 nights
Poperinge is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, Flemish Region, and has a history going back to medieval times. Poperinge is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Menin Gate Memorial, stroll the grounds of Tyne Cot Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, and learn about all things military at In Flanders Fields Museum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Poperinge tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Mons to Poperinge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Poperinge are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Poperinge

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Bruges

— 13 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (St. Veerleplein, Gravensteen, &more) and Kortrijk (Beguinage of Kortrijk, Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, learn about all things military at For Freedom Museum, and steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Bruges online travel route planner.

You can drive from Poperinge to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Brussels

— 27 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (Nello & Patrasche Statue, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more), Mechelen (Vismarkt, Bruul, &more) and Braine-l'Alleud (Memorial Waterloo 1815 & Site du Paradis). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, explore the galleries of Atomium, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels vacation planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Belgium travel guide

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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.