8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Brussels
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges
— 3 nights
Drive
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Antwerp
— 2 nights
Fly

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Brussels

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brussels trip maker.

Cairo, Egypt to Brussels is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Cairo in June, with highs in Brussels at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Bruges

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum. Kids will appreciate attractions like Minnewater Lake and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, go for a walk through Walplein, look for gifts at The Chocolate Line Bruges, and take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Antwerp

— 2 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Meir, then view the masterpieces at Museum De Reede, and then get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip itinerary site.

Getting from Bruges to Antwerp by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Bruges, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Antwerp, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
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.