5 days in Belgium Itinerary

5 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Brussels
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Ghent
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Bruges
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Antwerp
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Brussels

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 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Grand Place, examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Metz, France to Brussels is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, then get engrossed in the history at Museum for the History of Sciences, then steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ghent online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Bruges

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.
On the 24th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, make a trip to The Markt, don't miss a visit to Oude Griffie, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Bruges trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin) and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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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.