41 days in Belgium Itinerary

41 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium holiday planner

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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges
— 8 nights
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Mons
— 5 nights
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Dinant
— 6 nights
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Spa
— 5 nights
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Brussels
— 16 nights
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Bruges

— 8 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.
Family-friendly places like Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Gravensteen, Graslei and Korenlei, &more) and Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum, Menin Gate Memorial, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Markt, examine the collection at Friet Museum, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and admire the masterpieces at Gruuthusemuseum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges online tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Bruges is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bruges is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Mons.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pairi Daiza and St Symphorien Military Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau d'Attre (in Brugelette), Chapelle Wittentak (in Ronse) and Tournai (La Halle Aux Draps, Saint Luke Painting the Virgin, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Association pour la Sauvegarde du Vicinal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nicolas-en-Havre, stop by Ligne Claire, and pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Sainte-Waudru.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Mons takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Mons are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Dinant.

Things to do in Mons

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dinant

— 6 nights
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Family-friendly places like Domaine Des Grottes De Han and Chateau de Bouillon will thrill your kids. Explore Dinant's surroundings by going to Cave of Lorette-Rochefort (in Rochefort), Mudia (in Redu) and Tour du Millenaire (in Louette-St-Pierre). There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere Bouillon, brush up on your military savvy at BASTOGNE BARRACKS, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Modave.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dinant trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Mons to Dinant takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Dinant are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Spa.

Things to do in Dinant

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Spa

— 5 nights
Spa is a Belgian town, located in the Province of Liège, and is the town where the word spa comes from. Bring the kids along to Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin and Manhay History 44 Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Blegny-Mine (in Blegny), Musee de la Vie Rurale (in Xhoris) and La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Forestia, stroll around Domaine de Berinzenne, and take an in-depth tour of Baugnez 44 Historical Centre.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Spa trip builder website.

Drive from Dinant to Spa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Spa can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Spa

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Brussels

— 16 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Place and Atomium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Food Tours, Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin), &more) and Ghent (Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis), Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), &more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Brussels online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Spa to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.