32 days in United States & Belgium Itinerary

32 days in United States & Belgium Itinerary

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32 days in United States & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + train:  27​h
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kluisbergen-Ruien, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Vise, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 7 nights
train + Fly:  21​h 30​min
6
Honolulu, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Hilo, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Kihei, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

6
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've now added Minnewater Lake to your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at De Panne Beach and The Dunes of Bredene. Step out of the city life by going to Bruges Art Route and De Haan beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Naaaktstrand Bredene (in Bredene) and Ghent (Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, Cycling Along Brooks and Meanders Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, hike along Koning Albert I Park, look for gifts at The Chocolate Line Bruges, and explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Bruges trip maker site .

Sydney, Australia to Bruges is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Bruges. In September, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kluisbergen-Ruien.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ghent, Bredene, De Panne Beach, Plage d'Ostende, De Haan beach
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Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail ©
Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail

1
night
Kluisbergen-Ruien, Belgium

Kluisbergen-Ruien ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Flanders Bicycle Route Blue Loop, then tee off at Golf & Country Club Oudenaarde, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kluisbergen-Ruien trip planner.

Drive from Bruges to Kluisbergen-Ruien in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kluisbergen-Ruien are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Han-sur-Lesse.

Things to do in Kluisbergen-Ruien

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Golf & Country Club Oudenaarde, Flanders Bicycle Route Blue Loop
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Golf & Country Club Oudenaarde ©
Golf & Country Club Oudenaarde

3
nights
Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium

Han-sur-Lesse ©
Visiting The Domain of the Caves of Han and La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert will get you outdoors. Explore Han-sur-Lesse's surroundings by going to Le Golf de Durbuy (in Barvaux), Le Fondry des Chiens (in Nismes) and Domaine de Palogne (in Ferrieres).

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Han-sur-Lesse travel planner.

You can drive from Kluisbergen-Ruien to Han-sur-Lesse in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Vise.

Things to do in Han-sur-Lesse

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Le Golf de Durbuy, Domaine de Palogne, Maboge Beach, Frans-Duitse begraafplaats van Maissin, Eglise Saint-Etienne de Waha
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The Domain of the Caves of Han ©
The Domain of the Caves of Han
Le Fondry des Chiens ©
Le Fondry des Chiens
La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert ©
La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert

3
nights
Vise, Belgium

Vise ©
Visé is a municipality and city of Belgium, where it is located on the river Meuse, in the Walloon province of Liège.The municipality consists of the former municipalities of Visé, Lanaye (Ternaaien), Lixhe (Lieze), Richelle, Argenteau, and Cheratte.In the north-east (on the eastern bank of the Meuse river) the area of the municipality extends up to the village of Moelingen in the Limburgian municipality of Voeren, while in the north-west (on the western bank of the Meuse river) it extends up to the border between Belgium and the Netherlands (on the other side of which the Dutch municipality of Maastricht is situated).The city of Visé is located in a distance of some 20 km (12,4 miles) north eastern of Belgian Liège city and of some 15 km (9,3 miles) southern of the most southern Dutch city of Maastricht.Apart from the Meuse river another waterway, the Albert Canal, passes through this town. Shop till you drop at La Maison Saive and Walesa Antique Decoration By Aurore Morisse. Get outdoors at Montagne Saint-Pierre Nature and La Roche-aux-Faucons. Explore Vise's surroundings by going to Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin (in Comblain-au-Pont), Le Ninglinspo (in Nonceveux) and Mechelse Heide (in Maasmechelen). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Centre archeologique De La Grotte Scladina, look for all kinds of wild species at Bronnenwandeling, and head outdoors with Railbike des Hautes Fagnes.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vise trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Han-sur-Lesse to Vise in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Vise

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

La Maison Saive, Le Ninglinspo, Bronnenwandeling, Centre archeologique De La Grotte Scladina, La Roche-aux-Faucons
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Le Ninglinspo ©
Le Ninglinspo
Mechelse Heide ©
Mechelse Heide
Railbike des Hautes Fagnes ©
Railbike des Hautes Fagnes

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Piscine L'Espadon and Sunset Beach. Head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Fromagerie Catherinefor plenty of shopping. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Antwerp (Meir, Sint-Annastrand, & more) and Da Brourij (in Dendermonde). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest.

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Traveling by car from Vise to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. In October in Brussels, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Da Brourij
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Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini
Cantillon Brewery ©
Cantillon Brewery

2
nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then stop by Shimazu Shave ice, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center and then kick back and relax at Kailua Beach Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Brussels to Honolulu takes 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Brussels in October: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, United States

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Waikoloa Beach Resort, admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, then browse the different shops at The Shops At Mauna Lani, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay).

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona route planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Waikoloa, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kona Coffee Living History Farm
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

2
nights
Hilo, United States

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Carlsmith Beach Park, look for gifts at Honomu Goat Dairy, then admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, and finally stroll through Laupahoehoe Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Kalapana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Richardson Beach Park, then pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hilo day trip planner.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in October since evenings lows in Hilo dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Honomu Goat Dairy, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Laupahoehoe Beach Park ©
Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery

3
nights
Kihei, United States

Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get impressive views of Haleakala Crater, then stop by Proteas of Hawaii, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and then kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kihei online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hilo to Kihei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Haleakala Crater, Proteas of Hawaii
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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