8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

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8 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Charleroi
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Charleroi
— Few hours
train:  1​h
2
Brussels
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Ghent
— 1 day
train:  45​min
4
Brussels
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Bruges
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Antwerp
— 1 night
train:  45​min
7
Brussels
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
8
Charleroi
— Few hours
End: Charleroi

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Charleroi

Charleroi is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. On the 12th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Christopher, make a trip to Comedie Centrale de Charleroi, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Charleroi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major airports are Brussels Airport, Brussels South Charleroi Airport, Liège Airport and Antwerp International Airport (Deurne). In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Charleroi

Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Comedie Centrale de Charleroi ©
Comedie Centrale de Charleroi

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Brussels

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.
On the 12th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brussels day trip planner .

You can drive from Charleroi to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Groot Begijnhof
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Beer Tastings & Tours

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Ghent

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, look for all kinds of wild species at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ghent trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Ghent sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
STAM Ghent City Museum ©
STAM Ghent City Museum

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night
Brussels

Brussels
To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brussels online journey planner .

You can take a train from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Bruges on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Parks

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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.
On the 15th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Market Square, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at The Bottle Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk, and finally hike along Bruges Art Route.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges visit planning app .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Market Square, Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
Highlights from your plan
Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
The Markt ©
The Markt

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, make a trip to Grote Markt, see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, and finally take a stroll through Zurenborg.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp trip planner .

You can take a bus from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

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Brussels

Brussels ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then admire the striking features of Guild Houses, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, admire the landmark architecture of Groot Begijnhof, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brussels online holiday planner .

Getting from Antwerp to Brussels by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Charleroi.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Nature Tours

Side Trip

Groot Begijnhof
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Beer Tastings & Tours
Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest

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Charleroi

Charleroi
To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Charleroi trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Brussels to Charleroi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Charleroi

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites