8 days in The Ardennes Itinerary

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Namur
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Bouillon
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Spa
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Namur — 2 nights

Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parc de Furfooz and Les Draisines De La Molignée. Escape the urban bustle at Le Fondry des Chiens and Rocher Bayard. Change things up with these side-trips from Namur: Ardennes American Cemetery (in Neupre), Domaine Saint Roch (in Couvin) and Chateau de Modave (in Modave). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Loup, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the historical opulence of Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Namur tour itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Namur is an approximately 3-hour car ride. May in Namur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bouillon.
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Bouillon — 2 nights

Bouillon is a municipality in Belgium. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere Bouillon, examine the collection at Agri-Musee, take some stellar pictures from Point de vue sur Frahan, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally get great views at Le Tombeau du Geant. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Hubert, then witness the site of a historic battle at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Bois de la Paix, and finally pause for some photo ops at McAuliffe Square.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Bouillon sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Namur to Bouillon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. May in Bouillon sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Spa.
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Spa — 3 nights

Spa is a Belgian town, located in the Province of Liège, and is the town where the word spa comes from. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Domaine de Berinzenne and Butgenbacher Lake. Escape the urban bustle at Le Ninglinspo and La Roche-aux-Faucons. Get out of town with these interesting Spa side-trips: Bulge Relics Museum (in Vielsalm), Musee de la Bataille Des Ardennes (in La Roche-en-Ardenne) and Parc Chlorophylle (in Manhay). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at December 44 Historical Museum, get engrossed in the history at Baugnez 44 Historical Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of Our Lady of Banneux.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Spa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bouillon to Spa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Spa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive back home.
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The Ardennes travel guide

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One of Europe's last truly unspoiled natural areas, the Ardennes offers visitors lush greenery. A region of wooded hills and low mountains, this verdant corner of southeastern Belgium continues to welcome mostly Flemish and Dutch cyclists and motorists, drawn largely by the land's gentle topography. A lack of tourist crowds means that you can take the time to explore the region's caves, forested hills, rich river valleys, and small villages at your own unhurried pace. Made for active holidays, the region lets you split your time between fishing, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking. If you prefer a calmer vacation, head to Spa--the original spa town.
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