8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

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8 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Brussels
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Ghent
— 1 day
train:  30​min
3
Bruges
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Antwerp
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Brussels
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Boston

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Brussels Journey - Beer and Chocolate Tours, Luxembourg Square and National Basilica of the Sacred Heart. On the 18th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then steep yourself in history at Luxembourg Square, and then sample some tasty brews at The Brussels Journey - Beer and Chocolate Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Elisabeth, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary app .

Boston, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in October, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are slightly colder, around 57°F. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels
National Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, wander the streets of Patershol, and then see the interesting displays at STAM Ghent City Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In October in Ghent, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
STAM Ghent City Museum ©
STAM Ghent City Museum
Patershol ©
Patershol

1
night
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.
The Markt has been added to your itinerary.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bruges visit app .

Bruges is just a stone's throw from Ghent. In October, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Shopping
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The Old Chocolate House ©
The Old Chocolate House
The Markt ©
The Markt

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chocolate Nation as well as Grote Markt.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Antwerp itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Bruges to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums
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Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei
Chocolate Nation ©
Chocolate Nation

2
nights
Brussels

Brussels ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Place, The Brussels Journey - Beer and Chocolate Tours and National Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

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

Traveling by train from Antwerp to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
National Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini

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