9 days in Belgium Itinerary

9 days in Belgium Itinerary

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9 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + train:  13​h 30​min
1
Brussels
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

4
nights
Brussels

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Antwerpen-Centraal & MAS - Museum aan de Stroom). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels tour website .

Charlotte, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Charlotte in November, you will find days in Brussels are slightly colder (47°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Antwerp
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

3
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Gravensteen in Ghent (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and make a trip to Burg Square.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bruges road trip website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature

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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