9 days in Belgium Itinerary

9 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium travel route planner

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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges
— 1 day
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Ghent
— 2 nights
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Antwerp
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels
— 1 night
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Liege
— 3 nights
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Bruges

— 1 day

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 13th (Mon): head outdoors with Bruges Art Route, take in the spiritual surroundings of De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take in the pleasant sights at Walplein, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Bruges is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bruges. In February in Bruges, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Ghent

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Pieters-abdij. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then examine the collection at Museum Dr. Guislain, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Ghent travel route planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Antwerp

— 2 nights
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 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church, then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Nation, and finally stop by Zurenborg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, take in the exciting artwork at Museum De Reede, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vlaeykensgang, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp day trip site.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Brussels

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Horta Museum (Musee Horta) has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Grand Place, stop by Place St. Gery, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally get a new perspective on things with Nemo 33.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Antwerp to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Brussels are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Brussels

Neighborhoods · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Liege

— 3 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Eben-Emael and Le Carre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Curtius Museum and Eglise St-Jacques. Get out of town with these interesting Liege side-trips: Alden Biesen (in Bilzen) and Reading Between the Lines Church (in Borgloon). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eglise St-Barthelemy (Church of St. Bartholomew), take a stroll through La Place du Marche, make a trip to Pont de Fragnee, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Begijnhof van Tongeren.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Liege trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Brussels to Liege in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Liege can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.