48 days in Western Europe Itinerary

48 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 13 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 12 nights
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Mons, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Dinant, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 9 nights
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Brussels, Belgium — 13 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shopping Stadsfeestzaal, Meir, ZOO Antwerpen (Dierentuin), and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Groot Begijnhof and Town Hall (Stadhuis). Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Leuven (Botanical Garden Kruidtuin, University Library & Bell Tower, &more) and Antwerp (Antwerpen-Centraal, MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, &more).

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels tour itinerary planner.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands to Brussels is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Brussels are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 12 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Minnewater Lake, Walplein, 't Apostelientje, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Graslei and Korenlei and Cloth Hall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ieper (Ypres) (Market Square & Bellewaerde) and Ghent (Patershol, Gravensteen, &more).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Mons.
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Mons, Belgium — 3 nights

Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Belfry of Mons as well as Hotel de ville. Explore hidden gems such as Pont des Trous and Central Square. When in Mons, make a side trip to see The Belfry of Tournai in Tournai, approximately Tournai away.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mons trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Mons in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daytime highs in Mons are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dinant.
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Dinant, Belgium — 6 nights

Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grotte La Merveilleuse, Dinant Aventure and Rocher Bayard. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau fort de Bouillon and Eglise Collegiale Notre-Dame. Take a break from Dinant with a short trip to Belvedere Bouillon in Bouillon, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge, steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Dinant, step into the grandiose world of Castle Veves, and take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Annevoie.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dinant trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mons to Dinant takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Liege.
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Liege, Belgium — 4 nights

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Place Saint-Lambert, Le Perron, La Place du Marche, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Parc de la Boverie and Montagne de Bueren. Venture out of the city with trips to Durbuy (Radhadesh - Chateau de Petite Somme, Topiary Park, &more) and Le Labyrinthe de Barvaux-Durbuy (in Barvaux). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Coteaux de la Citadelle.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Liege online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Dinant to Liege by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Liege sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 9 nights

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Viaduc (Passerelle), Place d'Armes, William Square, and other attractions you added. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Chemin de la Corniche and Petrusse Parks. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Barrio Grund, contemplate the long history of Casemates du Bock, and step into the grandiose world of Grand Ducal Palace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liege to Luxembourg City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sat).
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Luxembourg travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.
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