48 days in Belgium Itinerary

48 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Liege
— 6 nights
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Mons
— 5 nights
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Bruges
— 14 nights
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Brussels
— 19 nights
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Hoogstraten
— 3 nights
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Liege

— 6 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Get out of town with these interesting Liege side-trips: The Remember Museum (in Thimister-Clermont), Tongeren (Sint-Catharinakerk & Basilica Tongeren) and Massage Intuitif (in Durbuy). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Bastogne Barracks, browse for treasures at Chestret 5, admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Liege-Guillemins, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Coteaux de la Citadelle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Liege trip builder app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Liege is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Liege can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mons.

Things to do in Liege

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Mons

— 5 nights
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Venture out of the city with trips to Collegiale Saint-Ursmer de Lobbes (in Lobbes), Tournai (Grand Place, La Halle Aux Draps, &more) and Comedie Centrale de Charleroi (in Charleroi). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Pairi Daiza, explore the different monuments and memorials at St Symphorien Military Cemetery, admire the striking features of Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude, and pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Sainte-Waudru.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Mons trip maker tool.

Getting from Liege to Mons by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Mons can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Mons

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

Bruges

— 14 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (in Zonnebeke), Ghent (Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, St. Nicholas' Cathedral, &more) and Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial & The seventeenth century Vauban ramparts). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Markt, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bruges day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mons to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — Jan 6:

Brussels

— 19 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (Carolus Borromeus Church, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Grand Place, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, and find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip builder app.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoogstraten.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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Hoogstraten

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoogstraten: Turnhout (Sint-Pieterskerk & Béguinage of Turnhout), un PEU d'O (in Kalmthout) and Brasschaat (Lourdon, kaas en delicatessen & De Inslag).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoogstraten journey planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Hoogstraten takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoogstraten

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:

Belgium travel guide

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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.