17 days in Brussels, Bruges & Ghent Itinerary

17 days in Brussels, Bruges & Ghent Itinerary

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

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Manneken Pis, Royal Palace of Brussels, Delirium, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels journey builder tool.

Bengaluru, India to Brussels is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bengaluru to Brussels, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in May: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bruges.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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Bruges — 5 nights

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 Luc Vanlaere Harpist - mini Harp Museum as well as Historic Centre of Brugge. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ieper (Ypres) (Saint Julien Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial, &more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, see the interesting displays at Bruges Beer Experience (Bruges Beer Museum), and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges road trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Ghent.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Ghent — 3 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.
Ghent is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gravensteen, take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ghent trip maker app.

You can drive from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Brussels.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
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Brussels — 3 nights

You've added Bois de la Cambre, Ancienne Belgique, Autoworld, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Antwerp (Antwerpen-Centraal & ZOO Antwerpen (Dierentuin)). See even more of Brussels: contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels tour itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Ghent to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife
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