8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

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8 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Bastogne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bruges
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dubai

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Mardasson Memorial, then examine the collection at Bastogne War Museum, and then learn about all things military at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bastogne tour itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bastogne is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Bastogne

Museums Historic Sites
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Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Mardasson Memorial ©
Mardasson Memorial

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like De Panne Beach and Graslei and Korenlei. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Last Post ceremony (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Atlantic Wall Museum (in Ostend). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and walk around Minnewaterpark.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bruges journey site .

Getting from Bastogne to Bruges by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

De Panne Beach, Graslei and Korenlei, Last Post, Atlantic Wall Museum
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De Panne Beach ©
De Panne Beach
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
The Markt ©
The Markt

3
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.
On the 6th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, stop by Univers du the, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Petit Sablon, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
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