11 days in Belgium Itinerary

11 days in Belgium Itinerary

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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.
Let the collections at Gravensteen and Groeningemuseum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei & Design Museum Gent) and Meetjeslandse Kreken (in Assenede). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at The Chocolate Line Bruges, and see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges journey site.

Jerusalem, Israel to Bruges is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Bruges is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in August; daily highs in Bruges reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Maasmechelen.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Maasmechelen — 2 nights

Maasmechelen is a municipality located on the Meuse river in the Belgian province of Limburg.It comprises the former municipalities of Mechelen-aan-de-Maas, Vucht, Leut, Meeswijk, Uikhoven, Eisden, Opgrimbie, Boorsem, and Kotem.As a result of both Maasmechelen’s location near the border and its coalmining history quite a few of its current inhabitants are from Dutch, German, Eastern European (e.g., Polish) or Mediterranean (mainly Italian) origin.HistoryPrehistoric and Roman timesThe plateau of Campine was built up during the ice age with deposits of sand and other material that the Meuse river had eroded in the upstream Ardennes region. On the 20th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Mechelse Heide. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by D'Amici, identify plant and animal life at Duinengordel, then look for all kinds of wild species at De Teut, and finally get a dose of the wild on Grote Netewoud - Meerhout.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Maasmechelen attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Maasmechelen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Brussels.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Brussels — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Royal Palace of Brussels. Popular historic sites such as Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, contemplate the long history of Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip builder tool.

Getting from Maasmechelen to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Belgium travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.