9 days in Belgium Itinerary

9 days in Belgium Itinerary

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9 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Brussels
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Francorchamps
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bouillon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bruges
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Atomium, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary app .

Lisbon, Portugal to Brussels is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Brussels reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Francorchamps.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memorial Waterloo 1815
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Francorchamps

Francorchamps ©
On the 15th (Thu), head outdoors with Circuit de Spa and then identify plant and animal life at Forestia.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Francorchamps online day trip planner .

You can drive from Brussels to Francorchamps in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bouillon.

Things to do in Francorchamps

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Forestia
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Forestia ©
Forestia

2
nights
Bouillon

Bouillon ©
Bouillon is a municipality in Belgium. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Bastogne War Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Mardasson Memorial, then brush up on your military savvy at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne, and finally identify plant and animal life at Parc a Gibier. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bouillon, then delve into the distant past at Abbaye d'Orval, and then explore the ancient world of Parc de Furfooz.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bouillon trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Francorchamps to Bouillon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Bouillon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bastogne, Abbaye d'Orval, Parc de Furfooz, Parc a Gibier
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Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon
Abbaye d'Orval ©
Abbaye d'Orval

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.
Popular historic sites such as Tyne Cot Cemetery and Historic Centre of Brugge are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to De Panne Beach and Minnewater Lake. Change things up with a short trip to Atlantic Wall Museum in Ostend (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: hike along Bruges Art Route, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Oude Griffie.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bruges travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Bouillon to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

De Panne Beach, Atlantic Wall Museum, Tyne Cot Cemetery
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De Panne Beach ©
De Panne Beach
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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