18 days in Belgium Itinerary

18 days in Belgium Itinerary

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18 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Windsor
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Brussels
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hoogstraten
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Windsor

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Antwerp (Nello & Patrasche Statue, Cathedral of Our Lady, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Atomium, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

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Windsor, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Windsor in September, expect Brussels to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

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

8
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.
Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Zilver Cruys Winery (in Boezinge), Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (St Michael's Bridge, Graslei and Korenlei, & more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, don't miss a visit to Burg Square, and explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Bruges, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoogstraten.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial, Zilver Cruys Winery
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

2
nights
Hoogstraten

Hoogstraten ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Lier Historical Town, steep yourself in history at Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gummarus Church, then contemplate the long history of Begijnhof Hoogstraten, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hoogstraten trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Hoogstraten in 2 hours. In October in Hoogstraten, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoogstraten

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lier, Architect's House Jozef Schellekens, Dodendraad
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Beguinage ©
Beguinage
Dodendraad ©
Dodendraad

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