14 days in Belgium Itinerary

14 days in Belgium Itinerary

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14 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Train:  45 min
1
Antwerp
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Bruges
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Ghent
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Brussels
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
End: Amsterdam

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.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, stop by Pierre Marcolini, examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then examine the collection at Red Star Line Museum, then see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, then make a trip to St. Anna's Tunnel / Pedestrians' Tunnel, and finally get to know the resident critters at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin).

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Antwerp trip itinerary maker website.

Brussels to Antwerp is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Antwerp are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini

3
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.
Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to Menin Gate Memorial in Ieper (Ypres), about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, make a trip to The Markt, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a bus from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Menin Gate Memorial
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

3
nights
Ghent

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
On the 16th (Mon), make a trip to Ghent City Center, snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Gravensteen, then make a trip to St. Veerleplein, and finally see where the action happens at Ghelamco Arena (Arteveldestadion). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), grab your bike and head to Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then stop by Dille and Kamille, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ghent day trip site.

Ghent is just a stone's throw from Bruges. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center

5
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner.

Take a train from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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