56 days in Belgium Itinerary

56 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 12 nights
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Poperinge
— 6 nights
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Mons
— 7 nights
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Bastogne
— 8 nights
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Hoogstraten
— 4 nights
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Brussels
— 18 nights
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Bruges — 12 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel (in Kortrijk) and Ghent (STAM Ghent City Museum, Graslei and Korenlei, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bruges, use our trip itinerary maker.

Exeter, UK to Bruges is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Traveling from Exeter to Bruges, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Bruges, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Poperinge.
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Poperinge — 6 nights

Poperinge is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, Flemish Region, and has a history going back to medieval times. Poperinge is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Menin Gate Memorial, appreciate the history behind Saint Julien Memorial, stroll the grounds of Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery, and take in the history at Lest We Forget Battlefield Tours (Flanders).

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Poperinge trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Poperinge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Mons.
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Mons — 7 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 Domaine Saint Roch (in Couvin), Collegiale Saint-Vincent de Soignies (in Soignies) and Saint Aybert Church (in Bleharies). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Francois Duesberg Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, head outdoors with Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail, and admire the natural beauty at Parc communal.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mons trip app.

You can drive from Poperinge to Mons in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Mons can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Bastogne.
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Bastogne — 8 nights

Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II. Over seven decades later, the town's daily life remains deeply linked to this dramatic episode in wartime history. Bastogne makes a good day trip from almost anywhere in the Ardennes region and provides an easy bus link to Liege, a popular travel destination located less than 70 km (45 mi) north.
Get out of town with these interesting Bastogne side-trips: Manhay History 44 Museum (in Manhay), Bulge Relics Museum (in Vielsalm) and Domaine Des Grottes De Han (in Han-sur-Lesse). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Bastogne War Museum, explore the historical opulence of Chateau-Fort de Bouillon, witness the site of a historic battle at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Institut moments d'exception.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bastogne route planner.

Traveling by car from Mons to Bastogne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hoogstraten.
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Hoogstraten — 4 nights

Explore Hoogstraten's surroundings by going to Arboretum Kalmthout (in Kalmthout), Gunfire Museum (in Brasschaat) and Landschap de Liereman (in Oud-Turnhout).

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Hoogstraten travel route planner.

Getting from Bastogne to Hoogstraten by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels — 18 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) (in Ghent) and Antwerp (Brabo's Monument, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Atomium, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Hoogstraten to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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