43 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Brussels
— 12 nights
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Bruges
— 10 nights
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Antwerp
— 5 nights
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Liege
— 6 nights
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Mons
— 8 nights
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Brussels — 12 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palace of Charles of Lorraine, Rue Faider, Lower Town, and other attractions you added. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Train World and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de la Hulpe in La Hulpe (about 34 minutes away). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at illusion Brussels and delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planning site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Brussels is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Brussels due to the time zone difference. In January, Brussels is cooler than Jakarta - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Bruges.
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Bruges — 10 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes St Michael's Bridge, The Old Chocolate House, Mercator, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Huisje van Majutte and For Freedom Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum Paul Delvaux (in Koksijde), Industriemuseum (in Ghent) and Market Square (in Ieper (Ypres)). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, get outside with Beach De Haan, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bruges day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Bruges are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Antwerp.
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Antwerp — 5 nights

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
You've added Grote Markt, Vissende arend - Fishing Eagle, Kapel Onze Lieve Vrouwe van Toevlucht, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum Mayer van den Bergh and Museum De Reede. Change things up with a short trip to Museum Voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Grand Diamonds Jewelry, examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, and appreciate the history behind Brabo's Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Antwerp holiday planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Antwerp are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Liege.
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Liege — 6 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
You've added Musee de la Vie Wallonne, Hoge Kempen National Park, Baugnez 44 Historical Centre, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Gare de Liege-Guillemins and La Cite Miroir. Change things up with a short trip to Felicien Rops Museum (Musee Felicien Rops) in Namur (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Montagne de Bueren, stroll around Parc de la Boverie, explore the world behind art at Tresor de Liege, and examine the collection at Curtius Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Liege attractions planner.

You can drive from Antwerp to Liege in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mons.
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Mons — 8 nights

Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Comedie Centrale de Charleroi, Muziekbos, Musee de la Photographie, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Francois Duesberg Museum and Grand-Place de Mons. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mons: Treignes (Espace Arthur Masson & Musee du Chemin de Fer a Vapeur), Musee des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi (in Charleroi) and Keramis-Centre de la Ceramique (in La Louviere). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Maison Losseau, contemplate the long history of Hotel de ville, make a trip to La Halle Aux Draps, and examine the collection at La Maison des Geants.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mons online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Liege to Mons takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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