5 days in Belgium & Malaga Itinerary

5 days in Belgium & Malaga Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Fly

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Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip builder site.

If you are flying in from Belgium, 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. On your second day here, make a trip to The Markt, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bruges online travel route planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bruges are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Malaga, Spain

— 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 30th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, then view the masterpieces at Gravura Taller de Grabado, and finally take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga driving holiday app.

Getting from Bruges to Malaga by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bruges in April, expect Malaga to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.