11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Charleroi, Belgium
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Liege, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bastogne, Belgium
— 1 night
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Verdun, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Namur, Belgium
— 1 night
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Charleroi, Belgium

Charleroi is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. Plan my day in Charleroi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Valletta, Malta to Charleroi is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. While traveling from Valletta, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Charleroi, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 5°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to Liege.

Things to do in Charleroi

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

Liege, Belgium

— 1 night

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Liege trip maker website.

Getting from Charleroi to Liege by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In November in Liege, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Bastogne.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

Bastogne, Belgium

— 1 night
Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II. Over seven decades later, the town's daily life remains deeply linked to this dramatic episode in wartime history. Bastogne makes a good day trip from almost anywhere in the Ardennes region and provides an easy bus link to Liege, a popular travel destination located less than 70 km (45 mi) north.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Mardasson Memorial, examine the collection at Bastogne War Museum, see the interesting displays at Animalaine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bois de la Paix, then stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, and finally brush up on your military savvy at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Observatoire Astronomique Centre Ardenne, get outside with The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant), take some stellar pictures from Point de vue sur Frahan, then examine the collection at Agri-Musee, and finally explore the world behind art at Mudia.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bastogne trip itinerary website.

Drive from Liege to Bastogne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Verdun.

Things to do in Bastogne

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

Verdun, France

— 1 night
The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
Make your Verdun itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Bastogne to Verdun takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Verdun are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

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 29th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brussels tour website.

Traveling by car from Verdun to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Verdun in November: highs in Brussels hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

Ghent, Belgium

— 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.
On the 30th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Kraanlei.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ghent online trip builder.

You can drive from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges journey builder app.

Getting from Ghent to Bruges by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Bruges, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Tours · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

Antwerp, Belgium

— 2 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 2nd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Havenhuis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Museum Mayer van den Bergh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carolus Borromeus Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brabo's Monument.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Antwerp trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Namur.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Namur, Belgium

— 1 night
Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Namur online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Namur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Namur, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Namur

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 5th (Sun), walk around Edmund Klein Park, Luxembourg.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City tour planning site.

Getting from Namur to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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