22 days in Belgium Itinerary

22 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip planner

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Mons
— 1 night
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Tournai
— 2 nights
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Bruges
— 6 nights
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Ghent
— 2 nights
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Brussels
— 8 nights
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Antwerp
— 2 nights
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Mons

— 1 night
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons) has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Villers, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Sainte-Waudru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at St Symphorien Military Cemetery, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Mons, then examine the collection at Le Bois du Cazier, and finally don't miss a visit to The Strepy-Thieu Funicular Lift.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mons online road trip planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Mons is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tournai.

Things to do in Mons

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Tournai

— 2 nights
Tournai, known in Dutch as Doornik and historically as Dornick in English, is a Walloon municipality of Belgium, 85km southwest of Brussels on the river Scheldt. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Plugstreet 14-18 Experience, then take in panoramic vistas at The Belfry of Tournai, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee du Folklore (Folklore Museum), snap pictures at Pont des Trous, and then see the interesting displays at Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tournai trip planner.

You can drive from Mons to Tournai in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In June in Tournai, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Tournai

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Bruges

— 6 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai as well as Basilica of the Holy Blood. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Markt, get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tournai to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 7:

Ghent

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, then take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Gravensteen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Jacobskerk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ghent travel route builder.

You can drive from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Ghent sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Brussels

— 8 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.
You've added Hotel Solvay, Hotel Tassel, Stoclet House, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brussels road trip website.

Drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 17:

Antwerp

— 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Carolus Borromeus Church as well as Museum Plantin-Moretus. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Grote Markt, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, then admire the landmark architecture of Carolus Borromeus Church, and finally admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then examine the collection at Red Star Line Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Antwerp visit planning tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Antwerp are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Belgium travel guide

4.2
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.