5 days in Luxembourg City & Belgium Itinerary

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London


Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 2 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial and MNHM National Museum of Military History. Venture out of the city with trips to The Family of Man (in Clervaux) and Vianden Castle (in Vianden). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, explore the world behind art at Letzebuerg City Museum, and don't miss a visit to Place de la Constitution.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Luxembourg City travel route planner.

London, UK to Luxembourg City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Luxembourg City is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), browse the exhibits of Atomium, contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, then admire the striking features of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels online journey planner.

Getting from Luxembourg City to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 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.
On the 9th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, then get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel 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.