60 days in Belgium Itinerary

60 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium travel route planner
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Brussels
— 29 nights
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Hoogstraten
— 2 nights
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Bruges
— 14 nights
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Mons
— 6 nights
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Liege
— 8 nights
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Brussels — 29 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (Chocolate Nation, Antwerpen-Centraal, &more), Vismarkt (in Mechelen) and Brewery Van Campenhout (in Kampenhout). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and explore the galleries of Atomium.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip maker app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Brussels is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Brussels, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bangkok in December, with highs in Brussels at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Hoogstraten.
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Hoogstraten — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage, then steep yourself in history at Begijnhof Hoogstraten, then get a new perspective on things with Goodlife Cablepark, and finally relax and rejuvenate at un PEU d'O. On your second day here, make a trip to Dodendraad, test your problem-solving skills at Huisnummer 20, then contemplate the long history of Architect's House Jozef Schellekens, and finally examine the collection at Gasthuismuseum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoogstraten online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Brussels to Hoogstraten in 1.5 hours. December in Hoogstraten sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Bruges.
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Bruges — 14 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (in Zonnebeke), Ghent (Design Museum Gent, Graslei and Korenlei, &more) and Art Center Horus (in Sint-Martens-Latem). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Markt, appreciate the history behind Menin Gate Memorial, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and examine the collection at Friet Museum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges attractions planning site.

Getting from Hoogstraten to Bruges by car takes about 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mons.
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Mons — 6 nights

Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Get out of town with these interesting Mons side-trips: Ronse (Must Textile Museum & St Hermes Crypt), Charleroi (Eglise De St. Christopher & Comedie Centrale de Charleroi) and Tournai (Grand Place, La Halle Aux Draps, &more). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Pairi Daiza, stroll the grounds of St Symphorien Military Cemetery, get outside with Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Sainte-Waudru.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Mons online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bruges to Mons in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Liege.
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Liege — 8 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Liege: Bastogne (101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne, Bastogne Barracks, &more), Blueberry Fields (in Beringen) and Mystery 19 (in Helchteren). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Gare de Liege-Guillemins, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Genovevakerk, brush up on your military savvy at December 44 Historical Museum, and browse for treasures at Chestret 5 Aurore Morisse.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Liege day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mons to Liege takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Liege are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to 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.
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