60 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Antwerp
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Ghent
— 3 nights
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Bruges
— 10 nights
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Ieper (Ypres)
— 1 night
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Tournai
— 2 nights
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Mons
— 7 nights
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Dinant
— 9 nights
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Namur
— 2 nights
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Liege
— 2 nights
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Leuven
— 1 night
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Mechelen
— 1 night
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Brussels
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Antwerp — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): trek along Loopgravenpad Mastenbos, then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Nation, then view the masterpieces at Museum De Reede, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Vlaeykensgang. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, appreciate the history behind Brabo's Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, see the interesting displays at Museum Mayer van den Bergh, then examine the collection at Rockoxhuis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Antwerp tour itinerary maker app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in January, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ghent.
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Ghent — 3 nights

Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Visit Saint Nicholas Church and Gravensteen for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Museum Voor Schone Kunsten and Design Museum Gent. The adventure continues: examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and make a trip to Guide in Ghent.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ghent trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Antwerp to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive 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.
You'll explore and learn at Torture Museum Oude Steen and Groeningemuseum. Historic Centre of Brugge and Huisje van Majutte will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Water-Taxi (in Blankenberge), Het Zwin Natuur Park (in Knokke-Heist) and Ostend (Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul & Museumschip Amandine). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of For Freedom Museum, hike along Bruges Art Route, take in the waterfront at Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

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Traveling by car from Ghent to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Bruges, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ieper (Ypres).
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Ieper (Ypres) — 1 night

Wipers

Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Bedford House Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at WW1 Battlefields Alive, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Lest We Forget Battlefield Tours (Flanders).

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ieper (Ypres) holiday planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Ieper (Ypres) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Ieper (Ypres) are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tournai.
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Tournai — 2 nights

Tournai, known in Dutch as Doornik and historically as Dornick in English, is a Walloon municipality of Belgium, 85km southwest of Brussels on the river Scheldt. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Mahymobiles, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jacques, then appreciate the history behind Central Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Brice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at St Hermes Crypt, examine the collection at Must Textile Museum, then take a peaceful walk through Muziekbos, and finally take in panoramic vistas at The Belfry of Tournai.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tournai tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Ieper (Ypres) to Tournai takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Tournai, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Golf Club du Mont Garni and Port de Plaisance de Mons - Grand Large. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mons Memorial Museum and Collegiale Sainte-Waudru. Venture out of the city with trips to Charleroi (Musee de l'Industrie, Eglise De St. Christopher, &more), Collegiale Saint-Ursmer de Lobbes (in Lobbes) and Posterie (in Courcelles). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Francois Duesberg Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Elisabeth, see the interesting displays at Mundaneum, and stroll the grounds of St Symphorien Military Cemetery.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mons travel planner.

Getting from Tournai to Mons by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In January in Mons, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dinant.
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Dinant — 9 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.
Get in touch with nature at Parc de Furfooz and Grotte La Merveilleuse. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau-Fort de Bouillon and Abbaye d'Orval. Venture out of the city with trips to L'abbaye Notre-Dame de Scourmont (in Chimay), Chateau de Sohier - Propriete privee (in Sohier) and Arlon (St. Martin's Church, Eglise Saint-Donat, &more). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Le Fondry des Chiens, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Modave, admire the masterpieces at Famenne & Art Museum, and snap pictures at Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dinant trip maker app.

Drive from Mons to Dinant in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Namur.
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Namur — 2 nights

Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): learn about all things military at Musee du Souvenir 40-45, take a peaceful walk through Bois de Lauzelle, then pause for some photo ops at Djoseph et Francwes - Joe and Frank, then contemplate the long history of Citadelle (Citadel), and finally steep yourself in history at Le Beffroi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Felicien Rops Museum (Musee Felicien Rops), take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Villers, then examine the collection at Herge Museum, and finally examine the collection at Musee des Arts Anciens du Namurois.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Namur trip planner.

You can drive from Dinant to Namur in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Namur are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Liege.
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Liege — 2 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St-Jacques, get engrossed in the history at Tresor de Liege, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), then contemplate the long history of Eglise St-Barthelemy (Church of St. Bartholomew), then examine the collection at Curtius Museum, and finally make a trip to Pont de Fragnee. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Ardennes American Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Prehistomuseum, then stroll the grounds of Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye du Val-Dieu.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Liege planner.

Traveling by car from Namur to Liege takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Liege are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Leuven.
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Leuven — 1 night

The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
On the 9th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Abdij van Vlierbeek, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Steenbergen Chapel, then admire the striking features of Groot Begijnhof, then get engrossed in the history at Town Hall (Stadhuis), and finally admire the striking features of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Leuven online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Liege to Leuven takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Leuven can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mechelen.
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Mechelen — 1 night

Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Fort Breendonk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Van Duffel, enjoy breathtaking views from Ascent of St Rumbold's Tower, explore the world behind art at Het Kunstuur, then admire the landmark architecture of Haverwerf, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Vismarkt.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mechelen travel planner.

Getting from Leuven to Mechelen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels — 19 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.
Get outdoors at Sonian Forest and Hallerbos. Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Autoworld. Venture out of the city with trips to Braine-l'Alleud (Memorial Waterloo 1815 & Krav Maga Braine-L'alleud / Waterloo), Provinciedomein Huizingen (in Beersel) and La Hulpe (Chateau de la Hulpe & Fondation Folon). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Brussels Comics Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, and get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural Sciences.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brussels travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Mechelen to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel 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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