4 days in West Flanders Province Itinerary

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Poperinge
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Poperinge — 1 day

Poperinge is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, Flemish Region, and has a history going back to medieval times. On the 29th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum, then don't miss a visit to Menin Gate Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, and finally make a trip to Tyne Cot Cemetery.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Poperinge travel route planner.

Brussels to Poperinge is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In July in Poperinge, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bruges.
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Bruges — 3 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.
Bruges is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Markt, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bruges tour website.

Traveling by car from Poperinge to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Bruges, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive back home.
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West Flanders Province travel guide

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West Flanders province contains Belgium's entire North Sea coastline, a major tourist destination in this part of Europe. In addition to a string of commercialized beaches, the province boasts several medieval cities soaked in history and rich in architectural heritage. Bruges, the provincial capital, serves as one of the country's major hubs of commerce, education, culture, and entertainment. Away from its heavily urbanized areas, West Flanders features a largely flat countryside crisscrossed by well-maintained roads and cycling paths. The province draws a growing number of foreign visitors with its lesser-known towns like Veurne and Ostend, which boast photogenic public squares, traditional breweries, and spired cathedrals.
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