8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

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8 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7​h
1
Brussels
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Antwerp
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cairo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), then make a trip to Grand Place, then make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brussels driving holiday website .

Cairo, Egypt to Brussels is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Brussels is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in June; daily highs in Brussels reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

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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.
Family-friendly places like Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum and Minnewater Lake will thrill your kids. Basilica of the Holy Blood and Groeningemuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, take in the exciting artwork at Salvador Dali Exhibition, shop like a local with Absolute Art Gallery, and make a trip to The Markt.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bruges tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.

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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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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.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then stroll through Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin), and finally admire the striking features of Central Station. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Meir, view the masterpieces at Museum De Reede, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt van Antwerpen.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip planner .

You can drive from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bruges in June, expect nights in Antwerp to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Museum De Reede ©
Museum De Reede
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

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