8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

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8 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Brussels
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bastogne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bruges
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at MOOF Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Citadelle (Citadel), then contemplate the long history of Memorial Waterloo 1815, and then admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels day trip planning site .

Lisbon, Portugal to Brussels is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect Brussels to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Bastogne.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Antwerp, Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Citadelle (Citadel), Memorial Waterloo 1815
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Citadelle (Citadel) ©
Citadelle (Citadel)
Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus

2
nights
Bastogne

Bastogne ©
Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II.
On the 22nd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Mardasson Memorial, then examine the collection at Bastogne War Museum, then contemplate the long history of Old Town of Durbuy, and finally steep yourself in history at Maison des Megalithes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Atelier - Musee du tabac, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise des Saints Pierre et Paul, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bouillon, then explore the ancient world of Abbaye d'Orval, and finally brush up on your military savvy at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bastogne online trip maker .

Drive from Brussels to Bastogne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Bastogne

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bouillon, Atelier - Musee du tabac, Abbaye d'Orval, Maison des Megalithes, Old Town of Durbuy
Highlights from your plan
Mardasson Memorial ©
Mardasson Memorial
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon

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.
Essex Farm Cemetery and Tyne Cot Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hooge Crater museum and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to De Panne Beach (in De Panne), Atlantic Wall Museum (in Ostend) and Ghent (St Michael's Bridge & Graslei and Korenlei). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Torture Museum Oude Steen, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Bruges day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bastogne to Bruges takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ghent, Ieper (Ypres), Zonnebeke, De Panne Beach, Atlantic Wall Museum
Highlights from your plan
Church of Our Lady Bruges ©
Church of Our Lady Bruges
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

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