9 days in Belgium Itinerary

9 days in Belgium Itinerary

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9 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  6​h
1
Brussels
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Antwerp
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Bucharest

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 Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atomium and Lower Town. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, take a stroll through Place St. Gery, and explore the activities along Etangs d'Ixelles.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brussels holiday app .

Bucharest, Romania to Brussels is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Brussels. When traveling from Bucharest in October, plan for little chillier days in Brussels, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges journey planning app .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Bruges, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

3
nights
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.
Gravensteen and Zurenborg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Our Lady and Diamond District. When in Antwerp, make a side trip to see Patershol in Ghent, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, wander the streets of Meir, indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, and look for gifts at GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Antwerp online trip itinerary builder .

Take a bus from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Antwerp sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Zurenborg ©
Zurenborg
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

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