20 days in Mexico City & Belgium Itinerary

20 days in Mexico City & Belgium Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico — 6 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get out of town with these interesting Mexico City side-trips: San Juan Teotihuacan (Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos & Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5) and Catedral de Texcoco -La Inmaculada Concepcion (in Texcoco). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary planning site.

San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from San Miguel de Allende in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (Brabo's Monument, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, get a taste of the local shopping with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels visit planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Brussels takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mexico City to Brussels due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mexico City, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Room Escape Games, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bruges journey site.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Belgium travel guide

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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.
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