Route & dates
8 days in Flanders Itinerary
Fly + train: 8h
Bruges— 4 nights
bus: 1h 15min
Antwerp— 3 nights
Fly: 6h 45min
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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.You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood.
For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bruges online driving holiday planner .
Athens, Greece to Bruges is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in September, things will get slightly colder in Bruges: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Antwerp.
Things to do in Bruges
Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial
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Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.Antwerp is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, wander the streets of Zurenborg, stop by Pierre Marcolini, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady.
For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Antwerp travel planning site .
Traveling by bus from Bruges to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Antwerp
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