21 days in Belgium & Luxembourg City Itinerary

21 days in Belgium & Luxembourg City Itinerary

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Fly to Charleroi, Shuttle to Brussels-South Station, Train to Bruges
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Mons, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Namur, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Liege, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leuven, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium

— 3 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.
You've added The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, Groeningemuseum, Church of Our Lady Bruges, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, make a trip to Burg Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Bruges is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and train. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bruges when traveling from Cluj-Napoca in November, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

— 1 night

Wipers

Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): learn about all things military at In Flanders Fields Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Menin Gate Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tyne Cot Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ieper (Ypres) travel app.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Ieper (Ypres) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Ieper (Ypres) sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mons.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mons, Belgium

— 2 nights
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chateau de Seneffe, Chateau de Chimay, Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Mons, then make a trip to Grand-Place de Mons, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Seneffe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons), admire the landmark architecture of Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chimay.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mons vacation planner.

You can drive from Ieper (Ypres) to Mons in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Mons are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Namur.

Things to do in Mons

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Namur, Belgium

— 1 night
Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. Your day by day itinerary now includes Abbaye de Maredsous as well as Cathedral de St-Aubain (St. Aubain Cathedral). Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Maredsous, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de St-Aubain (St. Aubain Cathedral), then contemplate the long history of Citadelle (Citadel), and finally contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Dinant.

To find out how to plan a trip to Namur, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mons to Namur by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Namur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Liege, Belgium

— 2 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Curtius Museum, Alden Biesen, Abbaye du Val-Dieu, and other attractions you added. On the 8th (Fri), take a stroll through Old Town of Durbuy, then see the interesting displays at Bastogne War Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Place Saint-Lambert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Montagne de Bueren, then see the interesting displays at Curtius Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Alden Biesen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye du Val-Dieu.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Liege trip planner.

Traveling by car from Namur to Liege takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Liege, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Leuven.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Leuven, Belgium

— 1 night
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arboretum Wespelaar as well as Arenberg Castle. On the 10th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Arenberg Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Groot Begijnhof, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Wespelaar, and finally make a trip to Old Market Square.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Leuven tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Liege to Leuven takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Leuven sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Leuven

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Horta Museum (Musee Horta), Royal Palace of Brussels, Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the striking features of Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels online holiday planner.

Getting from Leuven to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November in Brussels, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Antwerp, Belgium

— 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.
You've added Steen Castle, MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, Carolus Borromeus Church, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museum Mayer van den Bergh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carolus Borromeus Church, see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, then examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and finally see the interesting displays at Steen Castle.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Antwerp online trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites

Ghent, Belgium

— 1 night
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.
Patershol has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, take a stroll through Patershol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), and finally get to know the fascinating history of St Michael's Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ghent holiday maker tool.

Drive from Antwerp to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Ghent are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 2 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Beaufort Castles, Larochette Castle, Bourscheid Castle, and other attractions you added. Step out of Luxembourg City to go to Vianden and see Vianden Castle, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), admire the striking features of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), and make a trip to Barrio Grund.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Luxembourg City visit planner.

Getting from Ghent to Luxembourg City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ghent in November, you will find days in Luxembourg City are little chillier (9°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.