23 days in Belgium Itinerary

23 days in Belgium Itinerary

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23 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Brussels
— 8 nights
train:  1​h
2
Liege
— 5 nights
3
Bruges
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Toronto

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Bowling Stones Antwerpen, Cathedral of Our Lady, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, explore the galleries of Atomium, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brussels day trip planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Brussels, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, things will get slightly colder in Brussels: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Liege.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Vismarkt
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

5
nights
Liege

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Explore Liege's surroundings by going to Chateau de Bouillon (in Bouillon), Parc de realite virtuelle Terragamecenter (in Spy) and Bastogne (Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours, Mardasson Memorial, & more). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, browse for treasures at Walesa Antique Decoration By Aurore Morisse, don't miss a visit to Montagne de Bueren, and admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Liege-Guillemins.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Liege trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Brussels to Liege by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Liege, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Liege

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bastogne, Chateau de Bouillon, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Eglise Saint-Etienne de Waha, The Domain of the Caves of Han
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The Domain of the Caves of Han ©
The Domain of the Caves of Han
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery ©
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Spas, & more) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, examine the collection at Friet Museum, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Liege to Bruges in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Liege in May: highs in Bruges hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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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