8 days in Brussels & Bruges Itinerary

8 days in Brussels & Bruges Itinerary

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8 days in Brussels & Bruges Itinerary

Start: Tehran
+2
Subway + Fly + Train:  11 h
1
Brussels
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Bruges
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Subway:  12 h 15 min
End: Tehran

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 inner history buff will appreciate St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Grand Place. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (Grand Diamonds Jewelry, Sint-Annastrand, & more) and Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) (in Ghent). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Atomium, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and take a stroll through Place St. Gery.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary tool .

Tehran, Iran to Brussels is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tehran in July; daily highs in Brussels reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Holy Blood and Gravensteen Castle. Step out of Bruges with an excursion to Saint Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, make a trip to The Markt, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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