20 days in Belgium Itinerary

20 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Brussels
— 6 nights
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Bruges
— 6 nights
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Mons
— 2 nights
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Liege
— 4 nights
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Brussels — 6 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brussels travel route builder tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Brussels is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Brussels are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks
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Bruges — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more) and Ieper (Ypres) (Ramparts Cemetery, Menin Gate Memorial, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, make a trip to The Markt, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

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

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mons.
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Mons — 2 nights

Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Doudou's Museum, get to know the resident critters at Pairi Daiza, then take in the exciting artwork at Manege de Sury, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at St Symphorien Military Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Citadel of Tournai, take in nature's colorful creations at Parc communal, then admire the landmark architecture of La Halle Aux Draps, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jacques.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mons trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bruges to Mons in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Mons, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Liege.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Liege — 4 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Vallee de la Hoegne (in Hockai), Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery (in Henri-Chapelle) and Le Ninglinspo (in Nonceveux). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle, identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, make a trip to Pont de Fragnee, and have fun and explore at Musee communal de Herstal.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Liege travel route site.

You can drive from Mons to Liege in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Liege sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back 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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