31 days in Belgium Itinerary

31 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip itinerary builder

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Bruges
— 6 nights
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Poperinge
— 4 nights
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Mons
— 5 nights
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Brussels
— 15 nights
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Bruges

— 6 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.
Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis), Gravensteen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bruges attractions site.

Bucharest, Romania to Bruges is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bucharest to Bruges, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bucharest in October since evenings lows in Bruges dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Poperinge.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Poperinge

— 4 nights
Poperinge is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, Flemish Region, and has a history going back to medieval times. When in Poperinge, make a side trip to see Liverpool Scottish Memorial in Ieper (Ypres), approximately Ieper (Ypres) away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Menin Gate Memorial, take in the local highlights with Salient Tours, stroll the grounds of Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, and make a trip to Saint Julien Memorial.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Poperinge road trip tool.

Drive from Bruges to Poperinge in 1.5 hours. In October in Poperinge, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mons.

Things to do in Poperinge

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Mons

— 5 nights
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parc d'Enghien (in Enghien), Plan Incline de Ronquieres (in Braine-Le-Comte) and Tournai (La Halle Aux Draps, Parc communal, &more). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Pairi Daiza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, relax in the rural setting at Ferme Apicole des Neuf Bonniers, and relax and rejuvenate at Alter Ego Dream Spa.

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Traveling by car from Poperinge to Mons takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Mons, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Mons

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brussels

— 15 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: Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis (in Lier), Antwerp (St. Anna's Tunnel / Pedestrians' Tunnel, Museum Plantin-Moretus, &more) and Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brussels day trip tool.

Drive from Mons to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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.