8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

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8 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Brussels
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Ghent
— Few hours
train:  1​h
3
Bruges
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Brussels
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Boston

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Brussels Journey - Beer and Chocolate Tours as well as National Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, steep yourself in history at Luxembourg Square, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at The Brussels Journey - Beer and Chocolate Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Elisabeth, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at National Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brussels day trip planning website .

Boston, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Boston in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 46°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels
National Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a stroll through Patershol, step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, and then see the interesting displays at STAM Ghent City Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In October in Ghent, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
STAM Ghent City Museum ©
STAM Ghent City Museum
Patershol ©
Patershol

1
night
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.
The Markt has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bruges online visit planner .

Bruges is just a stone's throw from Ghent. In October, daytime highs in Bruges are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Old Chocolate House ©
The Old Chocolate House
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
The Markt ©
The Markt

3
nights
Brussels

Brussels ©
You've added René Magritte Museum, Grand Place, The Brussels Journey - Beer and Chocolate Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brussels

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
René Magritte Museum ©
René Magritte Museum
National Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©

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