8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip planner

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Brussels
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mons
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges
— 3 nights
Drive

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Brussels

— 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Place and Atomium. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Brussels. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mons.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks
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Mons

— 1 night
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at St Symphorien Military Cemetery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Pairi Daiza, and then relax and rejuvenate at Alter Ego Dream Spa.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mons trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Brussels to Mons in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Mons can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Mons

Zoos & Aquariums · Spas · Historic Sites · Parks

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Bruges

— 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Historic Centre of Brugge and The Markt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bruges journey planner.

Traveling by car from Mons to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Bruges sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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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.