9 days in Belgium & Midi-Pyrenees Itinerary

9 days in Belgium & Midi-Pyrenees Itinerary

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9 days in Belgium & Midi-Pyrenees Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Toulouse, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Brussels, Belgium

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major airports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. November in Brussels sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
When in Bruges, make a side trip to see Gravensteen in Ghent, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Bruges sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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nights
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 15th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, and finally make a trip to Place du Capitole. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins and then engage your brain at Cite de l'espace.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Toulouse online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bruges to Toulouse takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Bruges, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Toulouse, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
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