8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Bruges
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church) and Atlantikwall Raversyde. Take a break from the city and head to Bruges Art Route and De Panne Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei & St Michael's Bridge), Hill 60 (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Torture Museum Oude Steen, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Bruges online attractions planner.

London, UK to Bruges is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Bruges sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Francorchamps.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): cruise along Circuit de Spa, look for all kinds of wild species at Forestia, and then contemplate the long history of Abbaye du Val-Dieu. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Le Parc a Gibier, then brush up on your military savvy at Bastogne War Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mardasson Memorial.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Francorchamps online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Bruges to Francorchamps in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dinant.

Things to do in Francorchamps

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Neufchateau and Domaine Des Grottes De Han. Visit Eglise des Saints Pierre et Paul and Citadelle de Dinant for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Dinant side-trips: Chateau fort de Bouillon (in Bouillon), Bastogne (101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne & Bastogne Barracks) and Old Town of Durbuy (in Durbuy). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Abbaye d'Orval, don't miss a visit to Eglise Collegiale Notre-Dame, and take in the views from Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dinant trip planning app.

You can drive from Francorchamps to Dinant in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dinant

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Belgium travel guide

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.