6 days in Belgium Itinerary

6 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Brussels
— 1 night
Drive
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Ghent
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges
— 2 nights
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Brussels

— 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 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon and then contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip tool.

Porto, Portugal to Brussels is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Brussels is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in September, expect Brussels to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at STAM Ghent City Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, and finally explore the galleries of Gravensteen. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Flanders Field American Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel, and finally examine the collection at Texture.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ghent trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Bruges

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Tue), snap pictures at St Bonifacius Bridge, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally stop by Chocolates & Happiness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): explore the galleries of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, then get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church), and finally see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

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.