9 days in Belgium Itinerary

9 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium travel route planner

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Bruges
— 2 nights
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Diksmuide
— 2 nights
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Ghent
— 4 nights
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Bruges

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

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 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then make a trip to The Markt, and finally appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bruges tour planner.

Brussels to Bruges is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In March in Bruges, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Diksmuide.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Diksmuide

— 2 nights
Diksmuide is a Belgian city and municipality in the Flemish province of West Flanders. On the 6th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Museum Aan de IJzer, then brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum, then appreciate the history behind Menin Gate Memorial, and finally take in the history at Hill 60. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Saint Julien Memorial, then make a trip to Tyne Cot Cemetery, and then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Diksmuide trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Bruges to Diksmuide in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Diksmuide

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ghent

— 4 nights
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.
Ghent is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ghent trip planner.

Traveling by car from Diksmuide to Ghent takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Ghent, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.