13 days in Belgium Itinerary

13 days in Belgium Itinerary

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13 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Houffalize
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bouillon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Ieper (Ypres)
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Brussels
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

3
nights
Houffalize

Houffalize ©
Houffalize is a Walloon municipality of Belgium in the province of Luxembourg. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town of Durbuy and Bastogne War Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mardasson Memorial and Bastogne Barracks. Step out of Houffalize to go to Modave and see Chateau de Modave, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne, stroll through Escapardenne Eisleck Trail, examine the collection at Au Pays d'Ardenne Original Museum, and take in the history at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Houffalize itinerary builder.

Montreal, Canada to Houffalize is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Houffalize due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Houffalize can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Bouillon.

Things to do in Houffalize

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bastogne, Old Town of Durbuy, Escapardenne Eisleck Trail, Chateau de Modave
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Chateau de Modave ©
Chateau de Modave
101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne ©

2
nights
Bouillon

Bouillon ©
Bouillon is a municipality in Belgium. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): Head underground at The Cave of Han and then step into the grandiose world of Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Les Chocolats d'Edouard, delve into the distant past at Abbaye d'Orval, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bouillon (Bouillon Castle).

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bouillon travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Houffalize to Bouillon takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Bouillon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne, Abbaye d'Orval, Domaine des Grottes de Han, Les Chocolats d'Edouard
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Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne ©
Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne
Abbaye d'Orval ©
Abbaye d'Orval
Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon

3
nights
Ieper (Ypres)

Ieper (Ypres) ©
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Let the collections at Atlantic Wall Museum and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Tyne Cot Cemetery and Essex Farm Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Ieper (Ypres): Bruges (Stadhuis, Groeninge Museum, & more) and De Panne Beach (in De Panne). There's more to do: take in the history at Flanders Battlefield Tours.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ieper (Ypres) trip planner.

You can drive from Bouillon to Ieper (Ypres) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. June in Ieper (Ypres) sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bruges, Zonnebeke, De Panne Beach, Atlantic Wall Museum
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Atlantic Wall Museum ©
Atlantic Wall Museum
Essex Farm Cemetery ©
Essex Farm Cemetery
De Panne Beach ©
De Panne Beach

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate René Magritte Museum and Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Get some historical perspective at Citadelle (Citadel) and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Ghent (Patershol, Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), & more) and Antwerp (The Rubens House & Plantin - Moretus Museum). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace (Palais Royal), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum Musée Magritte, and see the interesting displays at Moof Museum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brussels travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ieper (Ypres) to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ghent, Antwerp, Citadelle (Citadel)
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René Magritte Museum ©
René Magritte Museum
National Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Citadelle (Citadel) ©
Citadelle (Citadel)

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