5 days in Antwerp & Brussels Itinerary

5 days in Antwerp & Brussels Itinerary

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5 days in Antwerp & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Kaiserslautern
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Antwerp
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Brussels
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Kaiserslautern

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brabo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Antwerp trip itinerary builder .

Kaiserslautern, Germany to Antwerp is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. November in Antwerp sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Brussels day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Antwerp to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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