7 days in Belgium Itinerary

7 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Tournai
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Mons
— 2 nights
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Binche
— 2 nights
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Thuin
— 1 night
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Tournai

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. Your list of things to see and do now includes Musée des Beaux-arts, Pont des Trous, Église Saint-Jacques, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Brice, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Central Square, admire the landmark architecture of La Halle Aux Draps, then take in panoramic vistas at The Belfry of Tournai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jacques.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tournai trip itinerary planner.

Ghent to Tournai is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mons.
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Mons — 2 nights

Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Pairi Daiza has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiale Sainte-Waudru and then don't miss a visit to Belfry of Mons. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pairi Daiza.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mons trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tournai to Mons takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll set off for Binche on the 18th (Tue).
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Binche — 2 nights

Binche is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. Take a break from Binche with a short trip to Le Chateau de Trazegnies in Courcelles, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Musee international du Carnaval et du Masque, explore the world behind art at Musee royal de Mariemont, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Coal Mine Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Saint-Ursmer Church.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Binche holiday planner.

Binche is just a short distance from Mons. In May, daytime highs in Binche are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for Thuin on the 20th (Thu).
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Thuin — 1 night

Thuin or ) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Eau d'Heure lakes, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie des Fagnes - Fabrication de Bieres Speciales, and then contemplate the long history of Domaine Saint Roch. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Association pour la Sauvegarde du Vicinal and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chimay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thuin trip itinerary planning tool.

Thuin is just a short distance from Binche. In May, daily temperatures in Thuin can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive 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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