8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

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8 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h 15​min
1
Brussels
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, explore the galleries of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner .

London, UK to Brussels is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve and Minnewater Lake. Get a sense of the local culture at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (De Assels, Gravensteen, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, get a taste of the local shopping with Salvador Dali Exhibition, look for gifts at Chocolaterie de Burg, and sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bruges online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bruges are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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