8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium travel planner

Make it your trip
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Brussels
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bruges
— 3 nights
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Brussels

— 4 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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, examine the collection at Atomium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels driving holiday planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Brussels is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Kuwait City in December: highs in Brussels hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then admire the striking features of Stadhuis, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally see the interesting displays at Friet Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.