8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

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8 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Exeter
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Bruges
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Brussels
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + train:  5​h 30​min
End: Exeter

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Gravensteen). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, make a trip to Burg Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges attractions site .

Exeter, UK to Bruges is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges
Belfry of Bruges

4
nights
Brussels

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems fromĀ its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Brussels, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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