14 days in Belgium Itinerary

14 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Antwerp
— 2 nights
2
Bruges
— 3 nights
3
Ghent
— 3 nights
4
Brussels
— 5 nights

2
nights
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, thenget outside with Te Boelaerpark, thentake 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, thenexamine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, thenlook 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zurenborg ©
Zurenborg
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

3
nights
Bruges

Bruges ©
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 Basilica of the Holy Blood. Do your shopping at The Chocolate Line Bruges and Koningen's Studio Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Beach De Haan (in De Haan), The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene) and Plage St. Andre (in Koksijde Bad). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, enjoy the sand and surf at De Panne Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and look for all kinds of wild species at Provincial Domain Bulskampveld.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bruges online road trip planner.

Getting from Antwerp to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bruges are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Provincial Domain Bulskampveld, Beach De Haan, The Dunes of Bredene, Plage St. Andre, De Panne Beach
Highlights from your plan
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Molsbroek, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Flanders Bicycle Route Blue Loop. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail, contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, stop by Dille and Kamille, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenexplore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ghent holiday builder tool.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Ghent, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Molsbroek, Flanders Bicycle Route Blue Loop, Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail
Highlights from your plan
Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail ©
Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

5
nights
Brussels

Brussels ©
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 Domaine de Palogne (in Ferrieres), Old Town of Durbuy (in Durbuy) and Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin (in Comblain-au-Pont). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), wander the streets of Place St. Gery, and admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels travel planner.

Drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Brussels sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Domaine de Palogne, Old Town of Durbuy, Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin
Highlights from your plan
Domaine de Palogne ©
Domaine de Palogne
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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