8 days in Belgium, Luxembourg City & Roubaix Itinerary

8 days in Belgium, Luxembourg City & Roubaix Itinerary

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Bastogne, Belgium
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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Roubaix, France
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Antwerp, Belgium

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 27th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and finally don't miss a visit to Grote Markt.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Antwerp planner.

London, UK to Antwerp is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Antwerp is 1 hour. In May in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bastogne.

Things to do in Antwerp

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

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Bastogne, Belgium

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 28th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Mardasson Memorial, then brush up on your military savvy at Bastogne War Museum, and then take in the history at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bastogne day trip planner.

You can drive from Antwerp to Bastogne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Bastogne

Museums · Historic Sites
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Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours ©
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Mardasson Memorial ©
Mardasson Memorial

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Casemates du Bock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Michel's Church, then admire the striking features of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Merveilleux, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bastogne to Luxembourg City in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Louvain-la-Neuve.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Parc Merveilleux ©
Parc Merveilleux
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

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Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Louvain-la-Neuve ©
Louvain-la-Neuve is a planned city in the municipality of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, situated 30 km southeast of Brussels, in the French-speaking part of the country. You've now added Herge Museum to your itinerary. On the 30th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Memorial Waterloo 1815, take an in-depth tour of The Wellington Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St-Joseph, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Bois de Lauzelle. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Musee du Souvenir 40-45, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Villers, and then examine the collection at Herge Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Louvain-la-Neuve itinerary planner.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Louvain-la-Neuve in 2 hours. In May in Louvain-la-Neuve, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Roubaix.

Things to do in Louvain-la-Neuve

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Abbaye de Villers ©
Abbaye de Villers
Herge Museum ©
Herge Museum
Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815

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Roubaix, France

Roubaix ©
Roubaix is a city in Northern France, located in the Lille metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Forum Antique de Bavay, then see the interesting displays at Fort des Dunes, and then identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Christophe, explore the historical opulence of Chateau du Vert-Bois, and then examine the collection at Musee La Piscine.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Roubaix trip planner.

You can drive from Louvain-la-Neuve to Roubaix in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Roubaix

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Forum Antique de Bavay ©
Forum Antique de Bavay
Musee La Piscine ©
Musee La Piscine
Fort des Dunes ©
Fort des Dunes

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