21 days in Belgium Itinerary

21 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium sightseeing planner

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Brussels
— 5 nights
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Antwerp
— 4 nights
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Bruges
— 3 nights
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Ghent
— 6 nights
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Brussels
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Brussels

— 5 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.
Grand Place and Abbaye de Villers will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Train World. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Herge Museum (in Louvain-la-Neuve) and Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest, steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Brussels is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Brussels is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in November, expect nights in Brussels to be little chillier, around 3°C, while days are much colder, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:

Antwerp

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum De Reede and Carolus Borromeus Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Breendonk and Museum Mayer van den Bergh. Explore Antwerp's surroundings by going to National Playing Card Museum (in Turnhout) and Kazerne Dossin (in Mechelen). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at Rockoxhuis, and take a stroll through Zuid (the South).

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Antwerp online journey planner.

Getting from Brussels to Antwerp by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:

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.
Visit Saint George's Memorial Church and Basilica of the Holy Blood for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 and Bruges Art Route. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium (in Diksmuide), Langemark Cemetery (in Langemark) and Ieper (Ypres) (Saint Martin's Cathedral & Hooge Crater Museum). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges planner.

Traveling by train from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:

Ghent

— 6 nights
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.
Head to Art Center Horus and MOdus 8for some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Begijnhof and Museum Voor Schone Kunsten. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ghent: Texture (in Kortrijk), Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste (in Bellegem) and Flanders Field American Cemetery (in Waregem). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture, take in the exciting artwork at Art & Antiques Galerie St John, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sint-Jacobskerk.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ghent online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can 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 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 22:

Brussels

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for gifts at Mary Chocolatier, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then examine the collection at Autoworld, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Rue Neuve. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then take in the exciting artwork at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Belgium travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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.