59 days in London & Belgium Itinerary

59 days in London & Belgium Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 26 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Mons, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 13 nights
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Hoogstraten, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 10 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 26 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Venture out of the city with trips to Winchester (The Great Hall, Winchester Cathedral, &more), Windsor Castle (in Windsor) and Maverix Snow (in Luton). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

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Cape Town, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to London. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect London to be colder, temps between 11°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Liege.
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Liege, Belgium — 5 nights

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Explore Liege's surroundings by going to Sint-Genovevakerk (in Zepperen), Bastogne (Bastogne Barracks, Le Bois de la Paix, &more) and St Leonard's Church (in Zoutleeuw). Next up on the itinerary: browse for treasures at Chestret 5 Aurore Morisse, get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Catharinakerk, and look for gifts at Chocolaterie S. Themans.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Liege trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Liege in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Liege, 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 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mons.
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Mons, Belgium — 2 nights

Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at St Symphorien Military Cemetery, get to know the resident critters at Pairi Daiza, and then relax and rejuvenate at Alter Ego Dream Spa. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude, then don't miss a visit to Comedie Centrale de Charleroi, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Aybert Church.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mons trip maker website.

You can drive from Liege to Mons in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January, daytime highs in Mons are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Antwerp's Port, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and make a trip to Atomium.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Mons to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoogstraten.
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Hoogstraten, Belgium — 2 nights

On the 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint Katharinakerk, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof Hoogstraten, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beguinage. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at De Biergrens, then steep yourself in history at Architect's House Jozef Schellekens, and then soothe aching muscles at un PEU d'O.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hoogstraten day trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Hoogstraten by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Hoogstraten are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 10 nights

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: Ieper (Ypres) (The seventeenth century Vauban ramparts & Menin Gate Memorial), Ghent (Food Tours, Gravensteen, &more) and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (in Zonnebeke). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Markt, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, examine the collection at Friet Museum, and admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bruges tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hoogstraten to Bruges in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can 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.