8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

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8 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  10​h
1
Antwerp
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Tournai
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Charleroi
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Brussels
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Doha

1
night
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 8th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vlaeykensgang, then get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall (Stadhuis), then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carolus Borromeus Church.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Antwerp holiday planner.

Doha, Qatar to Antwerp is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Doha to Antwerp, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in August, things will get colder in Antwerp: highs are around 27°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei
Carolus Borromeus Church ©
Carolus Borromeus Church
Vlaeykensgang ©
Vlaeykensgang

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): trek along Bruges Art Route, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip builder .

You can take a bus from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tournai.

Things to do in Bruges

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route
Church of Our Lady Bruges ©
Church of Our Lady Bruges

2
nights
Tournai

Tournai ©
Tournai, known in Dutch as Doornik and historically as Dornick in English, is a Walloon municipality of Belgium, 85km southwest of Brussels on the river Scheldt. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Ramparts Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Essex Farm Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Tyne Cot Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Musée d'Histoire naturelle & Vivarium. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Martin's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint George's Memorial Church, appreciate the history behind Last Post ceremony, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, and finally stroll the grounds of St Symphorien Military Cemetery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tournai day trip website .

Getting from Bruges to Tournai by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Charleroi.

Things to do in Tournai

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Mons, Begijnhof, Tyne Cot Cemetery
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Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
St Symphorien Military Cemetery ©
St Symphorien Military Cemetery
Essex Farm Cemetery ©
Essex Farm Cemetery

1
night
Charleroi

Charleroi ©
Charleroi is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. On the 12th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Comedie Centrale de Charleroi and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Waterloo 1815.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Charleroi trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Tournai to Charleroi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Charleroi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Charleroi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memorial Waterloo 1815
Highlights from your plan
Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815
Comedie Centrale de Charleroi ©
Comedie Centrale de Charleroi

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 13th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, then examine the collection at Atomium, then don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels day trip tool .

Getting from Charleroi to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon

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