7 days in Belgium & Essaouira Itinerary

7 days in Belgium & Essaouira Itinerary

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7 days in Belgium & Essaouira Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Train:  1​h 15​min
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Brussels, Belgium

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

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 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally stop by Carpentier-Goegebeuer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

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Brussels to Bruges is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Bruges, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Atomium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

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Take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Brussels

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

2
nights
Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira ©
The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ranch Mogador. On the 17th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Galerie la Kasbah, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take a pleasant ride with Ranch Mogador, and finally stop by Cooperative de bijoux Mogador Dag Souiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD and then steep yourself in history at Medina of Essaouira.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Essaouira online travel planner .

Getting from Brussels to Essaouira by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Essaouira. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in July; daily highs in Essaouira reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Ranch Mogador ©
Ranch Mogador
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Galerie la Kasbah ©
Galerie la Kasbah

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