27 days in Belgium Itinerary

27 days in Belgium Itinerary

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27 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Tehran
+2
subway + Fly + train:  12​h 15​min
1
Bruges
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Damme
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Ostend
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Ghent
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
5
Antwerp
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Durbuy
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
7
Liege
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
8
Brussels
— 5 nights
+2
train + Fly + subway:  11​h
End: Tehran

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Centre of Brugge and Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal). Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Halve Maan Brewery, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, and make a trip to The Markt.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges tour planning site .

Tehran, Iran to Bruges is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Tehran to Bruges, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tehran in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Bruges, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

1
night
Damme

Damme ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the history at Moerkerke Herdenkingsmonument ’t Molentje, don't miss a visit to Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Hemelvaartkerk, try to win big at Casino Knokke, don't miss a visit to Zandsculptuur, then get engrossed in the history at Belle Epoque Centrum, and finally look for gifts at Museum-Snoepwinkel De Soete Paepe.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Damme trip planner.

Damme is just a stone's throw from Bruges. In November in Damme, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Ostend.

Things to do in Damme

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Blankenberge, Museum-Snoepwinkel De Soete Paepe, Grand Casino Knokke
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Grand Casino Knokke ©
Grand Casino Knokke
Belle Epoque Centrum ©
Belle Epoque Centrum

2
nights
Ostend

Ostend ©
Known as the City by the Sea, Ostend represents not only a seaside resort, but also a destination for history lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Hooge Crater museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Flanders Battlefield Tours, then brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Menin Gate Memorial. On your second day here, look for gifts at Specerietje, then tour the pleasant surroundings at De Panne Beach, and then learn about all things military at Atlantic Wall Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ostend trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Damme to Ostend takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Ostend are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Ostend

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Specerietje, De Panne Beach
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In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum
Atlantic Wall Museum ©
Atlantic Wall Museum
Hooge Crater museum ©
Hooge Crater museum

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gravensteen Castle and Graslei and Korenlei. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Bavo's Cathedral and St Michael's Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, wander the streets of Patershol, choose your vessel at Minerva Boat Rental, and look for gifts at De Hopduvel Specialist Store.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ghent trip planning tool .

You can drive from Ostend to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve ©
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

4
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.
Museum Plantin-Moretus and Rubens House (Rubenshuis) will appeal to museum buffs. Cathedral of Our Lady and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin), wander the streets of Zuid (the South), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt van Antwerpen.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Antwerp road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ghent to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Antwerp are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Durbuy.

Things to do in Antwerp

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

2
nights
Durbuy

Durbuy ©
Durbuy is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Luxembourg. On the 18th (Sun), take a stroll through Old Town of Durbuy, then explore the historical opulence of Le Chateau de Deulin, then explore the ancient world of Parc de Furfooz, and finally step into the grandiose world of La Citadelle de Dinant. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of The Domain of the Caves of Han and then examine the collection at Bastogne War Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Durbuy trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Antwerp to Durbuy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Durbuy, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Liege.

Things to do in Durbuy

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dinant, Le Chateau de Deulin, Bastogne War Museum, The Domain of the Caves of Han
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Parc de Furfooz ©
Parc de Furfooz
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
La Citadelle de Dinant ©
La Citadelle de Dinant

2
nights
Liege

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
On the 20th (Tue), cruise along Circuit de Spa, then get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle, and then contemplate the long history of Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral). Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Maasmechelen Village, get engrossed in the history at Open Air Museum Bokrijk, and then sample the fine beverages at Brouwerij Wilderen.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Liege attractions planning website .

You can drive from Durbuy to Liege in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Liege

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trips

Maasmechelen Village, Open Air Museum Bokrijk, Circuit de Spa, Brouwerij Wilderen
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Open Air Museum Bokrijk ©
Open Air Museum Bokrijk
Coteaux de la Citadelle ©
Coteaux de la Citadelle
Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral) ©

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.
Popular historic sites such as Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Parc du Cinquantenaire are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Pairi Daiza (in Brugelette) and Arboretum Wespelaar (in Haacht). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Liege to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Brussels, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arboretum Wespelaar, Pairi Daiza
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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