9 days in Brussels & Ghent Itinerary

9 days in Brussels & Ghent Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
1
Brussels
— 5 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Ghent
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
End: Brussels

5
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.
Let the collections at Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (The Bottle Shop, Basilica of the Holy Blood, &more) and Gravensteen (in Ghent). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brussels travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bruges, Gravensteen
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

3
nights
Ghent

Ghent ©
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.
On the 20th (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, thentake in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, stop by The Bottle Shop, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, thendon't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Ghent visit planner.

Drive from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bruges
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Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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