8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Bruges
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bastogne
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Brussels
— 2 nights
Fly

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Bruges

— 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.
Get some cultural insight at Atlantikwall Raversyde and Torture Museum Oude Steen. You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. When in Bruges, make a side trip to see De Panne Beach in De Panne, approximately De Panne away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, make a trip to The Markt, take in the views from St Bonifacius Bridge, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bruges driving holiday site.

Toronto, Canada to Bruges is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect Bruges to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bastogne.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Bastogne

— 2 nights
Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II. Over seven decades later, the town's daily life remains deeply linked to this dramatic episode in wartime history. Bastogne makes a good day trip from almost anywhere in the Ardennes region and provides an easy bus link to Liege, a popular travel destination located less than 70 km (45 mi) north.
On the 7th (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at BASTOGNE BARRACKS, brush up on your military savvy at Bastogne War Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mardasson Memorial. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Parc a Gibier, then Head underground at Domaine Des Grottes De Han, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bouillon.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bastogne holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Bastogne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bastogne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Brussels

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Atomium, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then look for gifts at Tropismes Libraires, and finally browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Bastogne to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · 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.