15 days in Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Belgium Itinerary

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15 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  35 h
1
Bruges
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Brussels
— 7 nights
Train + Fly:  33 h
End: Auckland

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Ghent City Center & Gravensteen Castle) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges travel itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Bruges is an approximately 35-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Bruges is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Auckland in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Bruges, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, 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

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Central Station & Cathedral of Our Lady). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, engage your brain at Atomium, examine the collection at Manneken Pis, and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip builder.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Antwerp
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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