20 days in Belgium Itinerary

20 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 6 nights
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Mons
— 4 nights
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Brussels
— 9 nights
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Bruges — 6 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)), Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more) and Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bruges is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai to Bruges, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect Bruges to be colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mons.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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Mons — 4 nights

Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Aybert Church (in Bleharies), Le Chateau de Trazegnies (in Courcelles) and Ancien Canal du Centre (in La Louviere). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Francois Duesberg Museum, admire the natural beauty at Parc communal, pause for some photo ops at Saint Luke Painting the Virgin, and make a trip to Citadel of Tournai.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mons trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Mons in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels — 9 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Antwerp (Brabo's Monument, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), don't miss a visit to Atomium, and admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Mons to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sun) before leaving for home.
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Belgium travel guide

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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.
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