31 days in Northern Cyprus & Belgium Itinerary

31 days in Northern Cyprus & Belgium Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly + Drive:  3 h
1
Kyrenia, Cyprus
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Famagusta, Cyprus
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
3
Liege, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Dinant, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 8 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Antwerp, Belgium
— 7 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

4
nights
Kyrenia, Cyprus

Famous for its natural port and Byzantine castle, Kyrenia is not only a lovely old Venetian town, but also the most visited tourist destination in Northern Cyprus.
Step out of the city life by going to Alagadi Turtle Beach and Korineum Golf and Country Club. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Buffavento Castle and Ancient Shipwreck Museum. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyrenia Animal Rescue, contemplate the long history of Church of Antiphonitis, and step into the grandiose world of Kyrenia Castle.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyrenia attractions planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Kyrenia is an approximately 3- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyrenia: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Famagusta.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Korineum Golf and Country Club, Lapta Coastal Walkway
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ancient Shipwreck Museum ©
Ancient Shipwreck Museum
Kyrenia Animal Rescue ©
Kyrenia Animal Rescue

3
nights
Famagusta, Cyprus

Famagusta ©
Just east of the capital sits Famagusta, an ancient port city with archaeological attractions, as well as an abandoned quarter that is popular among tourists as a symbol of the conflict between Turks and Greeks.
We've included these beaches for you: Silver Beach and Glapsides Beach. Get some cultural insight at St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum and Famagusta City Walls. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Dipkarpaz Milli Parki - Karpaz National Park Wild Donkey Protection Area, explore the ancient world of Salamis Ancient City, contemplate the long history of Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas, and step into the grandiose world of Othello Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Famagusta trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Kyrenia to Famagusta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Kyrenia in August, plan for slightly colder days in Famagusta, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Liege.

Things to do in Famagusta

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque
St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum ©
St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum

4
nights
Liege, Belgium

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Ardennes American Cemetery and Mardasson Memorial. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Circuit de Spa and La Boverie. Change things up with these side-trips from Liege: Forestia (in Theux), Bastogne (101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne & Bastogne War Museum) and Le Ninglinspo (in Nonceveux). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Domaine de Palogne, see the interesting displays at Maison de l'eau, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral).

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Explore your travel options from Famagusta to Liege with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Famagusta, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Liege, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dinant.

Things to do in Liege

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bastogne, Domaine de Palogne, La Roche-aux-Faucons, Circuit de Spa, Maison de l'eau
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Forestia ©
Forestia
Le Ninglinspo ©
Le Ninglinspo
101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne ©
101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne

4
nights
Dinant, Belgium

Dinant ©
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Abbaye d'Orval and Chateau de Chimay will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Agri-Musee and Citadelle de Dinant. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dinant: Old Town of Durbuy (in Durbuy), Eglise Saint-Etienne de Waha (in Marche-en-Famenne) and Lake Neufchateau (in Neufchateau). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at La grange aux papillons, snap pictures at Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge, hike along Le Fondry des Chiens, and make a trip to Church of Our Lady (Collegiale Notre-Dame).

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Getting from Liege to Dinant by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Dinant sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Dinant

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chimay, Agri-Musee, Domaine Des Grottes De Han, Abbaye d'Orval, Chateau de Bouillon
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Abbaye d'Orval ©
Abbaye d'Orval
Chateau de Chimay ©
Chateau de Chimay
Agri-Musee ©
Agri-Musee

8
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Head to Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture and The Old Chocolate Housefor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to De Panne Beach (in De Panne), Atlantic Wall Museum (in Ostend) and Ghent (De Assels, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, take in the history at Hill 60, and get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip maker.

Traveling by car from Dinant to Bruges takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Ieper (Ypres), Ostend, Zonnebeke, De Panne Beach
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Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul ©
Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
De Panne Beach ©
De Panne Beach

7
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gravensteen and Rubens House (Rubenshuis). Get some cultural insight at Carolus Borromeus Church and Zuid (the South). Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, St Michael's Bridge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Zurenborg, take in nature's colorful creations at Middelheimpark, get to know the fascinating history of Vlaeykensgang, and examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Antwerp trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Bruges to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Antwerp are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ghent
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Vlaeykensgang ©
Vlaeykensgang
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei

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