35 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 7 nights
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Hoogstraten
— 2 nights
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Brussels
— 16 nights
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Mons
— 4 nights
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Liege
— 5 nights
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Bruges — 7 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 (Design Museum Gent, Graslei and Korenlei, &more). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, make a trip to The Markt, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and examine the collection at Friet Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges tour itinerary maker app.

Manchester, UK to Bruges is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Manchester to Bruges, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hoogstraten.
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Hoogstraten — 2 nights

On the 10th (Tue), stop by Lourdon, kaas en delicatessen, then indulge in some personalized pampering at un PEU d'O, then contemplate the long history of Begijnhof Hoogstraten, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Jakob Smits Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Uitkijktoren Lommelse Sahara, and then step into the grandiose world of Kasteel De Merode Westerlo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hoogstraten visit planner.

Drive from Bruges to Hoogstraten in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels — 16 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.
Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Antwerp (Town Hall (Stadhuis), Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brussels attractions planner.

Drive from Hoogstraten to Brussels in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Brussels are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Mons.
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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 Tournai (Musee du Folklore (Folklore Museum) & Église Saint-Jacques), Must Textile Museum (in Ronse) and Charleroi (Le Bois du Cazier, Musee de l'Industrie, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Francois Duesberg Museum, relax and rejuvenate at Saun'art, stop by Ligne Claire, and admire the landmark architecture of Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mons vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Mons takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Mons sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Liege.
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Liege — 5 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Explore Liege's surroundings by going to Citadelle de Dinant (in Dinant), Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours (in Bastogne) and Observatoire Astronomique Centre Ardenne (in Neufchateau). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee communal de Herstal, admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Liege-Guillemins, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Chestret 5 Aurore Morisse, and relax and rejuvenate at L'Arbre Bodhi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Liege online trip builder.

You can drive from Mons to Liege in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Liege sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Belgium travel guide

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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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