5 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, then make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bruges online trip itinerary builder.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Bruges is 6 hours. In May, Bruges is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Belgium travel guide

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.