14 days in Belgium & Luxembourg City Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Comblain-au-Pont, Belgium
— 1 night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights


Brussels, Belgium — 3 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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Atomium, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Brussels road trip app.

Cairo, Egypt to Brussels is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Brussels. Traveling from Cairo in December, you will find days in Brussels are colder (7°C), and nights are a bit cooler (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.
Museums · Theme Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at ZOO Antwerpen (Dierentuin), then see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, get your game on at CadX, then admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Te Boelaerpark.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Antwerp day trip website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ghent.
Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Ghent, Belgium — 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.
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ghent trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Antwerp to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Comblain-au-Pont.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Comblain-au-Pont, Belgium — 1 night

Comblain-au-Pont is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, identify plant and animal life at Forestia, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Le Monde Sauvage, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Remouchamps.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Comblain-au-Pont online attractions planner.

You can drive from Ghent to Comblain-au-Pont in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.
Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Side Trips
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 4 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Le Chemin de la Corniche and Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxembourg City: Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal) and Vianden Castle (in Vianden). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, don't miss a visit to Place de la Constitution, enjoy breathtaking views from Pfaffenthal Lift / Aufzug/ Scenic lift, and contemplate the long history of Grand Ducal Palace.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Comblain-au-Pont to Luxembourg City takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips
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Belgium travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.