13 days in Belgium Itinerary

13 days in Belgium Itinerary

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13 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Venice
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Brussels
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
2
Antwerp
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
3
Bruges
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mons
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Liege
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Arlon
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Venice

2
nights
Brussels

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You've added Open Air Museum Bokrijk, Vlooybergtoren, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the striking features of Le Botanique, then examine the collection at Atomium, and then admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the striking features of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Natural Sciences, and finally take a peaceful walk through Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels itinerary planner .

Venice, Italy to Brussels is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venice in February; daily highs in Brussels reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', Vlooybergtoren, Open Air Museum Bokrijk
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' ©

2
nights
Antwerp

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
You've added Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Diamond District, Shopping Stadsfeestzaal, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, browse the different shops at Shopping Stadsfeestzaal, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei. On the next day, stop by Diamond District, then examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle).

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Antwerp day trip planning website .

Take a train from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. February in Antwerp sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Ghent
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St. Nicholas' Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas' Cathedral
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei

2
nights
Bruges

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Belgium Pier, Seafront Zeebrugge, Minnewaterpark, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): catch all the local highlights with Canal Trip Bruges-Damme. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Markt, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, take a leisurely stroll along Rozenhoedkaai, then see the interesting displays at Kasteel van Loppem, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bruges itinerary planning website .

You can take a bus from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mons.

Things to do in Bruges

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kasteel van Loppem, Belgium Pier, Seafront Zeebrugge
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

2
nights
Mons

Mons ©
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
You've added Airspace Indoor Skydiving, Mundaneum, Doudou's Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 15th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Mons, take an in-depth tour of Doudou's Museum, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beloeil (Beloeil Castle), then examine the collection at Mundaneum, and finally take a stroll around Hotel de ville. Keep things going the next day: push the limits with Airspace Indoor Skydiving and then steep yourself in history at Citadelle (Citadel).

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Mons online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Mons takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Mons are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Mons

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Chateau de Beloeil (Beloeil Castle), Airspace Indoor Skydiving, Citadelle (Citadel)
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Citadelle (Citadel) ©
Citadelle (Citadel)
Collegiale Sainte-Waudru ©
Collegiale Sainte-Waudru
Belfry of Mons ©
Belfry of Mons

3
nights
Liege

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Old Town of Durbuy, Grottes de Remouchamps, Val Saint-Lambert Crystal Factory, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Montagne de Bueren, steep yourself in history at Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Liege-Guillemins, then take an in-depth tour of Prehistomuseum, then steep yourself in history at Palais des Prince-Eveques (Palace of the Prince-Bishops), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle. Here are some ideas for day two: learn the secrets of production at Val Saint-Lambert Crystal Factory and then Head underground at Grottes de Remouchamps.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Liege trip planner .

You can drive from Mons to Liege in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Arlon.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Prehistomuseum, Val Saint-Lambert Crystal Factory, Grottes de Remouchamps, Palais des Prince-Eveques (Palace of the Prince-Bishops), Old Town of Durbuy
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Coteaux de la Citadelle ©
Coteaux de la Citadelle
Montagne de Bueren ©
Montagne de Bueren
Old Town of Durbuy ©
Old Town of Durbuy

1
night
Arlon

Arlon ©
Arlon is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in and capital of the province of Luxembourg. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Espace Shopping Hydrion Arlon as well as Chateau de Bouillon. On the 19th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bouillon and then see the interesting displays at La Musee du Cycle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Arlon trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Liege to Arlon in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Arlon

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Bouillon
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Espace Shopping Hydrion Arlon ©
Espace Shopping Hydrion Arlon
Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon

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