60 days in Belgium Itinerary

60 days in Belgium Itinerary

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60 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train:  45​min
1
Liege
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dinant
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mons
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bruges
— 14 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Antwerp
— 14 nights
train:  45​min
End: Brussels

10
nights
Liege

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Mardasson Memorial and Citadelle (Citadel) are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Bastogne Barracks and Open Air Museum Bokrijk capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liege: Forestia (in Theux), Old Town of Durbuy (in Durbuy) and Domaine de Palogne (in Ferrieres). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Mechelse Heide. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons, stroll through Le Ninglinspo, trek along La Vallee de la Hoegne, and learn about all things military at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Liege road trip website .

Brussels to Liege is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dinant.

Things to do in Liege

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bastogne, Tongeren, Old Town of Durbuy, Domaine de Palogne, Fort de Tancremont
Highlights from your plan
Forestia ©
Forestia
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery ©
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

9
nights
Dinant

Dinant ©
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Bouillon and Abbaye d'Orval. Step off the beaten path and head to The Domain of the Caves of Han and Parc de Furfooz. Get out of town with these interesting Dinant side-trips: Domaine Saint Roch (in Couvin), Le Fondry des Chiens (in Nismes) and Chateau de Chimay (in Chimay). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Hubert, examine the collection at Musee des Celtes, and get outside with The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant).

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Dinant route builder website .

Traveling by car from Liege to Dinant takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Liege, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dinant, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mons.

Things to do in Dinant

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Falaen, Treignes, Marche-en-Famenne, La Spirale, The Domain of the Caves of Han
Highlights from your plan
Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne ©
Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne
Abbaye d'Orval ©
Abbaye d'Orval
Chateau de Modave ©
Chateau de Modave

12
nights
Mons

Mons ©
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Memorial 1815 and Abbaye de Villers. Step out of the city life by going to Hallerbos - ‘'The Blue Forest’' and Tramway Historique Lobes-Thuin et Musee. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mons: Louvain-la-Neuve (Bois de Lauzelle & Herge Museum), Collegiale Saint-Ursmer de Lobbes (in Thuin) and Charleroi (Musee de la Photographie, Passage de la Bourse - Charleroi, & more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Manege de Sury, explore the different monuments and memorials at St Symphorien Military Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose Museum, and shop like a local with THANKS Galerie.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mons travel route planning app .

Drive from Dinant to Mons in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Mons can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Mons

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Charleroi, La Louviere, Nivelles, Villers-la-ville, Louvain-la-Neuve
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye de Villers ©
Abbaye de Villers
Herge Museum ©
Herge Museum
Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose Museum ©

14
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.
Head to The Old Chocolate House and Art Center Horesfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Tyne Cot Cemetery and Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (in Zonnebeke), De Panne (De Panne Beach & Cabour Dunes) and Ostend (Raversyde, Maria Hendrikapark, & more). There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, take an in-depth tour of Hooge Crater museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain, and look for all kinds of wild species at Blankaart Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bruges travel planner.

You can drive from Mons to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Ostend, Ghent, De Panne, Zonnebeke
Highlights from your plan
Sint-Janshuismolen
Sint-Janshuismolen
De Panne Beach ©
De Panne Beach
Hooge Crater museum ©
Hooge Crater museum

14
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate René Magritte Museum and Train World. Step out of the city life by going to Loopgravenpad Mastenbos and Arboretum Wespelaar. Venture out of the city with trips to Leuven (Groot Begijnhof, University Library & Bell Tower, & more), Brussels (Serres Royales De Laeken, Autoworld, & more) and Mechelen (Kazerne Dossin, ZOO Planckendael, & more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, look for all kinds of wild species at Molsbroek, and examine the collection at Red Star Line Museum.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Antwerp road trip app .

You can drive from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bruges in July: highs in Antwerp hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brussels, Mechelen, Leuven, Lier, Aalst
Highlights from your plan
Train World ©
Train World
Fort Breendonk ©
Fort Breendonk
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei

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