14 days in Bruges, Ghent & Brussels Itinerary

14 days in Bruges, Ghent & Brussels Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ghent
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels
— 6 nights
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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.
Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke) and Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial & In Flanders Fields Museum). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

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Kalamazoo, USA to Bruges is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kalamazoo to Bruges is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kalamazoo in August, with highs in Bruges at 71°F and lows at 55°F. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Ghent

— 2 nights
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.
On the 13th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, then browse the fresh offerings at BE O Markt, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), and finally look for gifts at Dille and Kamille. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Beervelde Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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You can drive from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Ghent sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Brussels

— 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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Atomium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Traveling by car from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks