12 days in Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

12 days in Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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12 days in Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
train:  2​h 15​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
2
Liege, Belgium
— 1 night
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Echternach, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

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, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and make a trip to Atomium.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels road trip planning tool .

London, UK to Brussels is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Liege.

Things to do in Brussels

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

1
night
Liege, Belgium

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the striking features of Gare de Liege-Guillemins and then get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Liege online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Liege in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Bruges.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites
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Coteaux de la Citadelle ©
Coteaux de la Citadelle
Gare de Liege-Guillemins ©
Gare de Liege-Guillemins

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nights
Bruges, Belgium

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: Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (Ghent City Center, Gravensteen Castle, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Beguinage (Begijnhof).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bruges road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Liege to Bruges takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Liege in July, you will find days in Bruges are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Echternach.

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

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Echternach, Luxembourg

Echternach ©
Echternach is a commune with town status in the canton of Echternach, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher, in eastern Luxembourg. Get out of town with these interesting Echternach side-trips: Luxembourg City (Parc de Merl-Belair, Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), & more) and Chateau de Vianden (in Vianden). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mullerthal Trail and admire the striking features of Abbey of Echternach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Echternach road trip planner .

Getting from Bruges to Echternach by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Echternach sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Echternach

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Chateau de Vianden, Mullerthal Trail
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Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden

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