6 days in Belgium Itinerary
6 days in Belgium Itinerary
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Sun, Sep 13 - Fri, Sep 18
Bruges — 2 nights
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and finally explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.
To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planner.
Hamburg, Germany to Bruges is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In September, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels — 3 nights
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), browse the exhibits of Atomium, and admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.
To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary tool.
Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Belgium travel guide
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.