7 days in Belgium Itinerary

7 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium itinerary planner

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Bruges
— 2 nights
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Lommel
— 1 night
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Dinant
— 1 night
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Brussels
— 2 nights

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Bruges

— 2 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bruges Art Route and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges. Change things up with a short trip to Plage d'Ostende in Ostend (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bruges trip planner.

Brussels to Bruges is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In February in Bruges, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lommel.

Things to do in Bruges

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Lommel

— 1 night
Lommel is a municipality and a city in the Belgian province of Limburg. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get outside with Lommelse Sahara, get a dose of the wild on Grote Netewoud - Meerhout, and then head outdoors with TODI - The Ultimate Diving Experience.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lommel tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Lommel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Lommel are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dinant.

Things to do in Lommel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Dinant

— 1 night
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
On the 8th (Mon), snap pictures at Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge, make a trip to Eglise Collegiale Notre-Dame, explore the fascinating underground world of Domaine Des Grottes De Han, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie Caracole, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Bambois.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dinant driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Lommel to Dinant by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Dinant

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Guild Houses, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, get a taste of the local shopping with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Petit Sablon. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with Relax Divers Meise, browse the exhibits of Atomium, steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Dinant to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Brussels are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.