14 days in Belgium Itinerary

14 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Antwerp
— 2 nights
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Bruges
— 3 nights
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Ghent
— 3 nights
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Brussels
— 5 nights

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Antwerp

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, then get outside with Te Boelaerpark, then take a stroll through Zurenborg, and finally visit Zuid (the South). Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, kick back and relax at Sunset Beach, explore the world behind art at Museum De Reede, then examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then look for gifts at Di Amore, and finally wander the streets of Diamond District.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Antwerp planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Antwerp is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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Neighborhood
Zurenborg
4.9
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Specialty Museum
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
4.3

3
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Bruges

Bruges ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Do your shopping at The Chocolate Line Bruges and Koningen's Studio Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene), Beach De Haan (in De Haan) and Plage St. Andre (in Koksijde Bad). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges vacation planner.

Getting from Antwerp to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Side Trips

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Must see
Minnewater Lake
4.6
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Religious Site
Basilica of the Holy Blood
4.5

3
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Ghent

Ghent ©
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.
On the 7th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Molsbroek, and finally grab your bike and head to Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, stop by Dille and Kamille, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and finally view the masterpieces at Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ghent journey app.

You can drive from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Ghent sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Side Trips

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Religious Site
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
4.6
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Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
Historic Walking Area
Ghent City Center
4.8

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Brussels

Brussels ©

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.
Shop till you drop at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Chaussee d'Ixelles. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Venture out of the city with trips to Old Town of Durbuy (in Durbuy), Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin (in Comblain-au-Pont) and Domaine de Palogne (in Ferrieres). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Atomium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brussels online trip builder.

You can drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 14:
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Must see
Grand Place
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Atomium
3.8

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