8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium travel route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Brussels
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antwerp
— 1 night
Drive
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Ghent
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 7th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, get a taste of the local shopping with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brussels online holiday planner.

Oslo, Norway to Brussels is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Antwerp

— 1 night
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
You've now added Rubens House (Rubenshuis) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, then don't miss a visit to Grote Markt, then see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and finally admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

Ghent

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, look for gifts at Dille and Kamille, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ghent trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Antwerp to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Antwerp in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ghent: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

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.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Belfry of Bruges and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Markt, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walplein, and admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bruges online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

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.