16 days in Belgium Itinerary

16 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip builder

Make it your trip
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Brussels
— 7 nights
Drive
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Bruges
— 7 nights
Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Edmonton

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Brussels

— 7 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerpen-Centraal (in Antwerp) and Fort de Saint-Heribert (in Wepion). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and examine the collection at Atomium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels driving holiday planning site.

Edmonton, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edmonton to Brussels due to the time zone difference. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bruges

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Ghent University Botanical Garden, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bruges online visit planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.