43 days in Belgium Itinerary

43 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Bruges
— 8 nights
Drive
2
Aalst
— 6 nights
Drive
3
Namur
— 9 nights
Drive
4
Alle-sur-Semois
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Spa
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Zonhoven
— 8 nights
Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Sydney

S M T W T F S
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

Bruges

— 8 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get outdoors at Bruges Art Route and The Dunes of Bredene. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stadhuis and Brugse Vrije. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Het Vrijbos (in Houthulst), Struisvogelboerderij Schobbejaks Hoogte (in Aarsele) and Cabour Dunes (in Adinkerke). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at De Panne Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walplein, take in the views from St Bonifacius Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Torture Museum Oude Steen.

Discover how to plan a Bruges trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Bruges is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Bruges at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aalst.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 19:

Aalst

— 6 nights
Aalst is a city and municipality on the Dender River, 19mi northwest from Brussels. Get in touch with nature at Dender Bicycle Trails and Molsbroek. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand-Place de Mons and St. Martin's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Aalst side-trips: Buggenhout Bos (in Buggenhout), Asinerie du Pays des Collines (in Frasnes-lez-Buissenal) and Mechelen (Sint-Pieter-en-Pauluskerk & ZOO Planckendael). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belfort Aalst, stroll through Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Heidebos, and explore the activities along Proviciaal Domein De Gavers.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aalst trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Aalst takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Namur.

Things to do in Aalst

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:

Namur

— 9 nights
Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. Get outdoors at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' and Parc de Furfooz. Explore hidden gems such as Citadelle (Citadel) and Groot Begijnhof. Change things up with these side-trips from Namur: Domaine Des Grottes De Han (in Han-sur-Lesse), Cave of Lorette-Rochefort (in Rochefort) and La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert (in Saint-Hubert). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Felicien Rops Museum (Musee Felicien Rops), take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Grande Abbaye de La Ramee, stop by Escargotiere de Warnant, and steep yourself in history at Town Hall (Stadhuis).

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Namur trip planner.

You can drive from Aalst to Namur in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Namur can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alle-sur-Semois.

Things to do in Namur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 3:

Alle-sur-Semois

— 3 nights
Visiting Le Fondry des Chiens and La grange aux papillons will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Brasserie des Fagnes - Fabrication de Bieres Speciales and Point de vue sur Frahan. Change things up with these side-trips from Alle-sur-Semois: Domaine Saint Roch (in Couvin) and Espace Arthur Masson (in Treignes).

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Alle-sur-Semois trip planner.

Traveling by car from Namur to Alle-sur-Semois takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Spa.

Things to do in Alle-sur-Semois

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

Spa

— 5 nights
Spa is a Belgian town, located in the Province of Liège, and is the town where the word spa comes from. Escape the urban bustle at Forestia and Butgenbacher Lake. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Roche-aux-Faucons and Bronnenwandeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Spa: Domaine de Palogne (in Ferrieres), Mardasson Memorial (in Bastogne) and Comblain-au-Pont (Grotte de Comblain & Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin). There's still lots to do: hike along La Vallee de la Hoegne, head outdoors with Circuit de Spa, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Ninglinspo, and admire the sheer force of Petit-coo.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Spa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Alle-sur-Semois to Spa in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Zonhoven.

Things to do in Spa

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:

Zonhoven

— 8 nights
Zonhoven is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt. Visiting Lommelse Sahara and Platwijers will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as De Teut and Landschap de Liereman. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zonhoven: Mechelse Heide (in Maasmechelen), Duinengordel (in Meeuwen-Gruitrode) and Tongeren (Standbeeld Ambiorix & De Kevie). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Hoge Kempen National Park, experience rural life at Blueberry Fields, take an in-depth tour of Open Air Museum Bokrijk, and hike along Montagne Saint-Pierre Nature.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Zonhoven driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Spa to Zonhoven in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zonhoven

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 19:

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.