22 days in Belgium Itinerary

22 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Mons
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Mons
— 4 nights
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Bruges
— 7 nights
Drive
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Hoogstraten
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels
— 9 nights
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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.
Explore Mons' surroundings by going to Beetasty (in Denee), Tournai (Citadel of Tournai, La Halle Aux Draps, &more) and Charleroi (Musee de la Photographie & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Pairi Daiza, explore the different monuments and memorials at St Symphorien Military Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nicolas-en-Havre, and get engrossed in the history at Association pour la Sauvegarde du Vicinal.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mons trip builder tool.

Richmond, USA to Mons is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Richmond to Mons due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Richmond in October, with highs in Mons at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges — 7 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Geeraard de Duivelsteen (The Castle of Gerald the Devil), Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more) and Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum, Menin Gate Memorial, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges road trip planning website.

You can drive from Mons to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Bruges sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hoogstraten.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
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Hoogstraten — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Dodendraad, stop by De Biergrens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Leonarduskerk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint Katharinakerk, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage, and finally contemplate the long history of Begijnhof Hoogstraten.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hoogstraten trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Hoogstraten in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hoogstraten can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Orogem Jewelry, Antwerpen-Centraal, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Atomium, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip builder.

You can drive from Hoogstraten to Brussels in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
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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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