11 days in Belgium Itinerary

11 days in Belgium Itinerary

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11 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly + Drive:  28​h
— 2 nights
Train + Subway + Train:  3​h 15​min
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  27​h
End: San Jose


Dinant ©
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
On the 15th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of La Citadelle de Dinant, then Head underground at The Cave of Han, and then step into the grandiose world of Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dinant vacation planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Dinant is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Jose in June, with highs in Dinant at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Dinant

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne, Domaine des Grottes de Han
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Domaine des Grottes de Han ©
Domaine des Grottes de Han
La Citadelle de Dinant ©
La Citadelle de Dinant
Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne ©
Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne


Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Holy Blood and Beguinage (Begijnhof). Groeninge Museum and Historic Centre of Brugge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal) & Gravensteen Castle). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Markt, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, contemplate the long history of Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Salvatorskathedraal.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dinant to Bruges in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Torture Museum Oude Steen ©
Torture Museum Oude Steen
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood


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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musical Instruments Museum and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Manneken Pis and Grand Place. Step out of Brussels to go to Mechelen and see Planckendael, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace (Palais Royal), explore the activities along Etangs d'Ixelles, and admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

ZOO Planckendael
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©