52 days in Belgium Itinerary

52 days in Belgium Itinerary

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52 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Brussels
— 7 nights
train:  1​h
2
Tournai
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
3
Ronse
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Brugelette
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Braine-l'Alleud
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Gosselies
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Chimay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Namur
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Huy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Bastogne
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Florenvill
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Durbuy
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
13
Aywaille
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
14
Ovifat
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Maasmechelen
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
16
Bilzen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
17
Leuven
— 1 night
train:  45​min
18
Antwerp
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
19
Hoogstraten
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
20
Kalmthout
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
21
Beveren
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
22
Ghent
— 1 night
train:  30​min
23
Kortrijk
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
24
Ieper (Ypres)
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
25
Zonnebeke
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
26
Bruges
— 7 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
End: New York City

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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.
Head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Marche Aux Puces de Bruxellesfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Atomium and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and admire the masterpieces at Rene Magritte House Museum.

Plan trip to Brussels with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

New York City, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Brussels to be little chillier, temps between 55°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tournai.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 9:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Tournai

Tournai ©
Tournai, known in Dutch as Doornik and historically as Dornick in English, is a Walloon municipality of Belgium, 85km southwest of Brussels on the river Scheldt. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint Quentin, see the interesting displays at Musee du Folklore (Folklore Museum), examine the collection at Musée d'Histoire naturelle & Vivarium, admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-arts, then admire the landmark architecture of Église Saint-Jacques, and finally take in the views from Pont des Trous.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tournai attractions planner.

Drive from Brussels to Tournai in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Tournai can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ronse.

Things to do in Tournai

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:
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Notre Dame Cathedral in Tournai ©
Notre Dame Cathedral in Tournai
Église Saint-Jacques ©
Église Saint-Jacques

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Ronse

Ronse ©
Ronse is a Belgian city and a municipality in the Flemish province of East Flanders. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): play a few rounds at Golf & Country Club Oudenaarde, see the interesting displays at MOU - Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Walburga Church, then ponder the world of politics at Town Hall and Belfry, then contemplate the long history of Beguinage, and finally see the interesting displays at Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ronse trip itinerary maker tool .

Ronse is just a stone's throw from Tournai. In April in Ronse, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brugelette.

Things to do in Ronse

Museums Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Oudenaarde, Golf & Country Club Oudenaarde
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen ©
Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen
St Hermes Crypt ©
St Hermes Crypt
Golf & Country Club Oudenaarde ©
Golf & Country Club Oudenaarde

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Brugelette

Brugelette ©
Although it boasts a thousand years of history, the small town of Brugelette remains best known for its zoo and botanical garden, one of the few places in Europe where you can see giant pandas.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiale Saint-Vincent de Soignies, stroll through Parc d'Enghien, see the interesting displays at Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Archeosite Et Musee d'Aubechies, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beloeil (Beloeil Castle), and finally meet the residents at Pairi Daiza.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brugelette trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Ronse to Brugelette in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Brugelette can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Braine-l'Alleud.

Things to do in Brugelette

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Beloeil, Enghien, Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose Museum, Collegiale Saint-Vincent de Soignies, 1715 - Sculpture
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Pairi Daiza ©
Pairi Daiza
Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose Museum ©
Collegiale Saint-Vincent de Soignies ©

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Braine-l'Alleud

Braine-l'Alleud ©
Braine-l'Alleud is a Walloon municipality in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant, about 20km south of Brussels. On the 12th (Thu), examine the collection at Foundation Folon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Villers, look for gifts at Shopping Nivelles, get engrossed in the history at Memorial 1815, then take an in-depth tour of The Wellington Museum, and finally take a peaceful walk through Hallerbos - ‘'The Blue Forest’'.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Braine-l'Alleud journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Brugelette to Braine-l'Alleud takes an hour. April in Braine-l'Alleud sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Gosselies.

Things to do in Braine-l'Alleud

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

La Hulpe, Shopping Nivelles, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', Abbaye de Villers, The Wellington Museum
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815
Abbaye de Villers ©
Abbaye de Villers
The Wellington Museum ©
The Wellington Museum

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Gosselies

Gosselies ©
Gosselies is a section of the Belgian town of Charleroi within the Walloon region in the Province of Hainaut. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tee off at Golf de Pierpont, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Seneffe, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distellerie de Biercee, then examine the collection at Le Bois du Cazier, then get your game on at European Flight Simulator, and finally engage your brain at Centre de Culture scientifique de l'ULB.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gosselies trip planning website .

Gosselies is just a short distance from Braine-l'Alleud. In April in Gosselies, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Chimay.

Things to do in Gosselies

Golf Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Charleroi, Golf de Pierpont, Chateau de Seneffe, Distellerie de Biercee
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Le Bois du Cazier ©
Le Bois du Cazier
Chateau de Seneffe ©
Chateau de Seneffe

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Chimay

Chimay ©
Chimay is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On the 14th (Sat), stroll through Aquascope, explore the activities along Eau d'Heure lakes, pause for some serene contemplation at L'abbaye Notre-Dame de Scourmont, examine the collection at Espace Chimay, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chimay, and finally steep yourself in history at Domaine Saint Roch.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chimay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gosselies to Chimay takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Namur.

Things to do in Chimay

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Domaine Saint Roch, Eau d'Heure lakes, Brasserie des Fagnes - Fabrication de Bieres Speciales, Les Jardins d'O de Nismes, Espace Chimay
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Eau d'Heure lakes ©
Eau d'Heure lakes
Domaine Saint Roch ©
Domaine Saint Roch
Chateau de Chimay ©
Chateau de Chimay

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Namur

Namur ©
Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of La Citadelle de Dinant, take in the views from Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Annevoie, then steep yourself in history at Citadelle (Citadel), then don't miss a visit to Place d'Armes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Loup.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Namur online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Chimay to Namur by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Namur are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Huy.

Things to do in Namur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dinant, Les Jardins d'Annevoie, Abbaye de Floreffe
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
La Citadelle de Dinant ©
La Citadelle de Dinant
Citadelle (Citadel) ©
Citadelle (Citadel)
Eglise Saint-Loup ©
Eglise Saint-Loup

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Huy

Huy ©
Huy is a municipality of Belgium. On the 16th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Mont Mosan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame, see the interesting displays at Hexapoda, have some family-friendly fun at Formul'quads, then tee off at Naxhelet Golf Club, and finally examine the collection at The Tchestia Huy.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Huy journey planner .

Traveling by car from Namur to Huy takes an hour. April in Huy sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Bastogne.

Things to do in Huy

Theme Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Naxhelet Golf Club, Hexapoda, Formul'quads
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Mont Mosan ©
Mont Mosan
Hexapoda ©
Hexapoda
Formul'quads ©
Formul'quads

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Bastogne

Bastogne ©
Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mardasson Memorial and German War Cemetery. You'll explore and learn at Bastogne War Museum and Euro Space Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bastogne: Saint-Hubert (La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert, Basilique Saint-Hubert, & more), Les Trois Fourquets (in Bovigny) and Vielsalm (La Maison du Pays de Salm & Bulge Relics Museum). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Church, pause for some photo ops at McAuliffe Square, don't miss a visit to Ars Krippana, and see the interesting displays at Au Pays d'Ardenne Original Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bastogne trip tool .

You can drive from Huy to Bastogne in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Florenvill.

Things to do in Bastogne

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Arlon, Saint-Hubert, Vielsalm, Gouvy, Houffalize
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Bastogne Barracks ©
Bastogne Barracks
101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne ©

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Florenvill

Florenvill ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Abbaye d'Orval, identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle de la Roche a l'Appel, Muno, then explore the activities along Lake Neufchateau, and finally see the sky in a new way at Observatoire Astronomique Centre Ardenne.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florenvill trip planning site .

You can drive from Bastogne to Florenvill in an hour. In April in Florenvill, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Durbuy.

Things to do in Florenvill

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Virton, Neufchateau, Florenville, Place de Gerouville, CACLB - Centre d'Art Contemporain du Luxembourg belge
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye d'Orval ©
Abbaye d'Orval

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Durbuy

Durbuy ©
Durbuy is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Luxembourg. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Topiary Park, wander the streets of Old Town of Durbuy, steep yourself in history at Maison des Megalithes, then make a trip to Grandmenil Panther Tank Ausf. G, and finally make a trip to Panther IV ausf G.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Durbuy trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Florenvill to Durbuy in 1.5 hours. April in Durbuy sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Aywaille.

Things to do in Durbuy

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

La Roche-en-Ardenne, Manhay, Eglise Saint-Etienne de Waha, Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne, Chocolaterie Defroidmont
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Old Town of Durbuy ©
Old Town of Durbuy
Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne ©
Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne
Eglise Saint-Etienne de Waha ©
Eglise Saint-Etienne de Waha

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Aywaille

Aywaille ©
Aywaille is a Belgian municipality located in the Walloon province of Liège. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stop by La Maison Saive and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint- Sebastien - Monument classe.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Aywaille trip maker app .

Aywaille is just a short distance from Durbuy. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ovifat.

Things to do in Aywaille

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Theux, Grottes de Remouchamps, La Maison Saive, Eglise Saint- Sebastien - Monument classe, December 44 Historical Museum
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Forestia ©
Forestia
December 44 Historical Museum ©
December 44 Historical Museum

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Ovifat

Ovifat ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Biermuseum and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Reinhardstein.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ovifat trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Aywaille to Ovifat in an hour. Traveling from Aywaille in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Ovifat, with lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Maasmechelen.

Things to do in Ovifat

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Stavelot, Biermuseum, Lac de Robertville, Barrage de la Gileppe, Parc Naturel des Hautes Fagnes
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Lac de Robertville ©
Lac de Robertville
Chateau de Reinhardstein ©
Chateau de Reinhardstein
Biermuseum ©
Biermuseum

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Maasmechelen

Maasmechelen ©
Maasmechelen is a municipality located on the Meuse river in the Belgian province of Limburg.It comprises the former municipalities of Mechelen-aan-de-Maas, Vucht, Leut, Meeswijk, Uikhoven, Eisden, Opgrimbie, Boorsem, and Kotem.As a result of both Maasmechelen’s location near the border and its coalmining history quite a few of its current inhabitants are from Dutch, German, Eastern European (e.g., Polish) or Mediterranean (mainly Italian) origin.HistoryPrehistoric and Roman timesThe plateau of Campine was built up during the ice age with deposits of sand and other material that the Meuse river had eroded in the upstream Ardennes region. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Christus Koning Church and then take in the exciting artwork at Koolmijn Andre Dumont.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Maasmechelen tour planner.

You can drive from Ovifat to Maasmechelen in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ovifat in April; daily highs in Maasmechelen reach 59°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bilzen.

Things to do in Maasmechelen

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lanaken, Genk, Museumkerk
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Connecterra ©
Connecterra
Waterburcht Pietersheim ©
Waterburcht Pietersheim
Museumkerk ©
Museumkerk

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Bilzen

Bilzen ©
Bilzen is a town and a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.On January 1, 2006, Bilzen had a total population of 30,057. On the 28th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Sint-Catharinakerk and then get your game on at Bilzen Mysteries.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bilzen online tour itinerary planner .

Bilzen is just a short distance from Maasmechelen. In April in Bilzen, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Leuven.

Things to do in Bilzen

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tongeren, Genk
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Alden Biesen ©
Alden Biesen
Gallo-Romeins Museum ©
Gallo-Romeins Museum
Basilica Tongeren ©
Basilica Tongeren

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Leuven

Leuven ©
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Belevingscentrum '14-'18 and then take an in-depth tour of Damien Museum.

Make your Leuven itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Bilzen to Leuven in an hour. In April in Leuven, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Leuven

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Damien Museum, Belevingscentrum '14-'18
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:
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Belevingscentrum '14-'18 ©
Belevingscentrum '14-'18
Damien Museum ©
Damien Museum
Town Hall (Stadhuis) ©
Town Hall (Stadhuis)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini and then take a stroll through Meir.

Make your Antwerp itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Leuven to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hoogstraten.

Things to do in Antwerp

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
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Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

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Hoogstraten

Hoogstraten ©
Beguinage and Kasteel de Borrekens will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoogstraten: Bobbejaanland (in Lichtaart), Turnhout (Béguinage of Turnhout, National Playing Card Museum, & more) and Landschap de Liereman (in Oud-Turnhout).

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hoogstraten trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Hoogstraten takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 8th (Tue), you're off toKalmthout.

Things to do in Hoogstraten

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Turnhout, Herentals, Geel, Mol, Kasterlee
Find places to stay May 1 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Hidrodoe ©
Hidrodoe
Beguinage ©
Beguinage
Sint Katharinakerk ©
Sint Katharinakerk

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Kalmthout

Kalmthout ©
Kalmthout is a municipality in the Belgian province of Antwerp. On the 8th (Tue), go for a walk through Loopgravenpad Mastenbos and then get a taste of the local shopping with New Jorg Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalmthout online tour planner .

Kalmthout is very close to Hoogstraten. In May in Kalmthout, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Beveren.

Things to do in Kalmthout

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kapellen, Kinderboerderij Mikerf, Bakkersmolen Wildert
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Loopgravenpad Mastenbos ©
Loopgravenpad Mastenbos
Bakkersmolen Wildert ©
Bakkersmolen Wildert
Grenspark de Zoom-Kalmthoutse Heide ©

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Beveren

Beveren ©
Beveren is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. On the 9th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Nicolaasplein and then admire the landmark architecture of City Hall and Belfry (Stadhuis en Belfort).

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Beveren journey planning website .

You can drive from Kalmthout to Beveren in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Ghent.

Things to do in Beveren

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Hemiksem, Sint-Niklaas, Town Hall and Belfry, de Notelaer, Temse Brug
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kasteel Cortewalle ©
Kasteel Cortewalle
Heemmuseum Heymissen ©
Heemmuseum Heymissen
d'Ursel Castle ©
d'Ursel Castle

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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.
On the 10th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Het Groot Vleeshuis and then get to know the fascinating history of Graslei and Korenlei.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ghent online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Beveren to Ghent takes an hour. May in Ghent sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kortrijk.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
St. Nicholas' Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas' Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

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Kortrijk

Kortrijk ©
Kortrijk is a Belgian city and municipality in the Flemish province of West Flanders.It is the capital and largest city of the judicial and administrative arrondissement of Kortrijk. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Baggaertshof and then examine the collection at Texture.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kortrijk trip planner .

Kortrijk is just a short distance from Ghent. In May, daily temperatures in Kortrijk can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Kortrijk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Saint Martin's Church ©
Saint Martin's Church
Texture ©
Texture
Kortrijk 1302 ©
Kortrijk 1302

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Ieper (Ypres)

Ieper (Ypres) ©
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
On the 12th (Sat), make a trip to Last Post ceremony and then stroll the grounds of Ramparts Cemetery.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ieper (Ypres) day trip planning site .

Ieper (Ypres) is just a short distance from Kortrijk. In May, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zonnebeke.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Bedford House Cemetery ©
Bedford House Cemetery
In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum
Hooge Crater museum ©
Hooge Crater museum

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Zonnebeke

Zonnebeke ©
Composed of five small villages, Zonnebeke has seen more than its fair share of dramatic events over the centuries.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at WW1 Battlefields Alive and then see the interesting displays at Pondfarm Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zonnebeke trip planner.

Zonnebeke is just a stone's throw from Ieper (Ypres). In May, daily temperatures in Zonnebeke can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Zonnebeke

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Langemark, WW1 Battlefields Alive, German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium, Ice Mountain Adventure Park
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Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Langemark Cemetery ©
Langemark Cemetery

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood. For shopping fun, head to The Chocolate Line Bruges or 2be Beer Wall. The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at De Halve Maan Brewery, examine the collection at Friet Museum, stop by The Old Chocolate House, and explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bruges travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Zonnebeke to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

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

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