8 days in Belgium & Lille Itinerary

8 days in Belgium & Lille Itinerary

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Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Charleroi
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Charleroi, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Liege, Belgium
— 1 day
Drive
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Namur, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Lille, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleroi, Belgium
— 1 night

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Charleroi, Belgium — 1 night

Charleroi is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Charleroi road trip app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Charleroi is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Charleroi reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Liege.
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Liege, Belgium — 1 day

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Fort de Loncin has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Coteaux de la Citadelle, don't miss a visit to Montagne de Bueren, and then make a trip to Fort de Loncin.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Liege trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleroi to Liege takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Namur.
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Namur, Belgium — 1 night

Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Namur online travel planner.

You can drive from Liege to Namur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Namur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to Lille.
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Lille, France — 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musee Hospice Comtesse, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then pause for some photo ops at Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, don't miss a visit to Grande Place, then admire the landmark architecture of Old Stock Exchange, and finally take a stroll through Vieux-Lille.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lille trip planning tool.

You can drive from Namur to Lille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Lille are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Ieper (Ypres).
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel, appreciate the history behind Menin Gate Memorial, and then take an in-depth tour of In Flanders Fields Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Tyne Cot Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, then don't miss a visit to Grand-Place de Mons, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Grand Place.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ieper (Ypres) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lille to Ieper (Ypres) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ieper (Ypres) can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Charleroi.
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Charleroi, Belgium — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Le Bois du Cazier and then make a trip to Comedie Centrale de Charleroi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Charleroi trip planner.

Drive from Ieper (Ypres) to Charleroi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling 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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Namur Province travel guide

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Historic Sites · Caves · Specialty Museums
Intersected by two major rivers and punctuated by elegant towns, Namur province remains best known for its scenic natural areas. Rocky hills and deep valleys mark the province's northern and central sections, while its southern portion includes a large chunk of the Ardennes, a picturesque wilderness ideal for active vacationers. The city of Namur, located at the confluence of the rivers Meuse and Sambre, contains many of the region's top attractions, including a medieval citadel and a well-preserved old town. A standout among the province's smaller settlements, the riverside town of Dinant offers opportunities for adventure sports like rock climbing and canoeing.
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