8 days in Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

8 days in Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night


Bruges, Belgium

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gravensteen and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Ghent City Center). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bruges road trip website.

Denver, USA to Bruges is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Denver in June, you will find days in Bruges are a bit cooler (67°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels route maker site.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 13th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Place Guillaume II, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Luxembourg City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Belgium travel guide

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.

Luxembourg travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.