9 days in Ghent & Bruges Itinerary

9 days in Ghent & Bruges Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Flanders travel planner

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Ghent
— 4 nights
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Bruges
— 4 nights
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Ghent

— 4 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Nicholas' Cathedral and Kraanlei. Gravensteen and Saint Bavo's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Ghent side-trips: Begijnhof (in Kortrijk) and Antwerp (Vlaeykensgang, Town Hall (Stadhuis), &more). There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Korenmarkt, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ghent online attractions planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Ghent is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Ghent are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Bruges

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul and St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church). Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Centre of Brugge and Sint-Walburgakerk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ieper (Ypres) (Saint George's Memorial Church, Bedford House Cemetery, &more). The adventure continues: hike along Bruges Art Route, admire the striking features of Huiz Perez de Malvenda, take a leisurely stroll along Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, and take in the views from St Bonifacius Bridge.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip builder website.

You can drive from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Bruges sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips