32 days in Belgium Itinerary

32 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Train:  36 h 30 min
1
Ostend
— 2 nights
Train:  15 min
2
Bruges
— 7 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Ghent
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Antwerp
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Brussels
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Rochefort
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Ostend
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Bangkok

2
nights
Ostend

Ostend ©
Known as the City by the Sea, Ostend represents not only a seaside resort, but also a destination for history lovers.
Explore Ostend's surroundings by going to De Panne (PlopsaLand De Panne & De Panne Beach), Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial, Saint Julien Memorial, &more) and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (in Zonnebeke). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Plage d'Ostende, make a trip to Zeilschip Mercator, appreciate the history behind Rock Strangers, and contemplate the long history of Bommenvrij.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ostend online trip builder.

Bangkok, Thailand to Ostend is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Ostend due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in April, expect Ostend to be cooler, temps between 14°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ostend

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), De Panne, Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Bommenvrij
Highlights from your plan
Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum

7
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.
Bruges is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner.

Bruges is very close to Ostend. In April, daytime highs in Bruges are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
The Markt ©
The Markt

2
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.
Ghent is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ghent trip planner.

Ghent is just a stone's throw from Bruges. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center

4
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.
Antwerp is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin), see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei.

You can plan Antwerp trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Ghent to Antwerp by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. April in Antwerp sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

7
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brussels itinerary planning app.

Getting from Antwerp to Brussels by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Rochefort.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

4
nights
Rochefort

Rochefort ©
Rochefort is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur, close to the Ardennes. Venture out of the city with trips to Citadelle de Dinant (in Dinant), Bastogne (101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne, Bastogne War Museum, &more) and Chateau de Bouillon (in Bouillon). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Domaine Des Grottes De Han, experience rural life at Doneu Ostrich Farm, sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie d'Achouffe, and don't miss a visit to Archeoparc de Rochefort - Malagne.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rochefort online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Rochefort takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Rochefort can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Ostend.

Things to do in Rochefort

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bastogne, Domaine Des Grottes De Han, Citadelle de Dinant, Point de vue sur Frahan, Brasserie d'Achouffe
Highlights from your plan
Citadelle de Dinant ©
Citadelle de Dinant
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Domaine Des Grottes De Han ©
Domaine Des Grottes De Han

3
nights
Ostend

Ostend ©
On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museumschip Amandine, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, then admire the landmark architecture of Oostende railway station, and finally learn about all things military at Raversyde.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ostend online vacation planner.

Getting from Rochefort to Ostend by car takes about 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ostend

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Atlantic Wall Museum ©
Atlantic Wall Museum
Raversyde ©
Raversyde
Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul ©
Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

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