4 days in Bruges & Ieper (Ypres) Itinerary

4 days in Bruges & Ieper (Ypres) Itinerary

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4 days in Bruges & Ieper (Ypres) Itinerary

Start: Bruges
1
Bruges
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Ieper (Ypres)
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Bruges

1
day
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, don't miss a visit to The Markt, then pause for some photo ops at Oude Griffie, and finally don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges online visit planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Brussels Airport, Ostend-Bruges International Airport and Antwerp International Airport (Deurne). In December, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Bruges

Nature Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Stadhuis ©
Stadhuis

3
nights
Ieper (Ypres)

Ieper (Ypres) ©
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
On the 24th (Tue), get to know the resident critters at Pairi Daiza and then admire the masterpieces at Francois Duesberg Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at PlopsaLand De Panne, take an in-depth tour of In Flanders Fields Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Menin Gate Memorial.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ieper (Ypres) trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Bruges to Ieper (Ypres) in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trips

PlopsaLand De Panne, Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Francois Duesberg Museum, Pairi Daiza
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Pairi Daiza ©
Pairi Daiza
PlopsaLand De Panne ©
PlopsaLand De Panne
Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial

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