33 days in Belgium Itinerary

33 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Brussels
— 10 nights
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Bastogne
— 6 nights
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Mons
— 5 nights
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Poperinge
— 3 nights
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Bruges
— 8 nights
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Brussels — 10 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Place and Mini-Europe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Antwerp's Port, MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brussels sightseeing planning site.

Berlin, Germany to Brussels is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September in Brussels, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bastogne.
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Bastogne — 6 nights

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. Over seven decades later, the town's daily life remains deeply linked to this dramatic episode in wartime history.
Kids will enjoy Domaine Des Grottes De Han and Le Herou. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bastogne: Eglise Saint-Donat (in Arlon), Cave of Lorette-Rochefort (in Rochefort) and Institut moments d'exception (in Messancy). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Bastogne Barracks, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin des Hiboux, take an in-depth tour of Bastogne War Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Chevetogne.

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You can drive from Brussels to Bastogne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Mons.
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Pairi Daiza and Le Fondry des Chiens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mons: Tournai (Central Square, Saint Luke Painting the Virgin, &more), Chateau de Chimay (in Chimay) and Charleroi (Musee de la Photographie & Comedie Centrale de Charleroi). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Francois Duesberg Museum, take an in-depth tour of Doudou's Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Materne, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte-Elisabeth.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mons sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Bastogne to Mons in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in Mons sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Poperinge.
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Poperinge — 3 nights

Poperinge is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, Flemish Region, and has a history going back to medieval times. Kids will enjoy Menin Gate Memorial and Saint Julien Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Adinkerke (Adinkerke Military Cemetery & Cabour Dunes), Passchendaele New British Cemetery (in Zonnebeke) and Plopsaland De Panne (in De Panne). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tyne Cot Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, and get to know the resident critters at vzw De Zonnegloed Sanctuary.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Poperinge holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Mons to Poperinge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Poperinge, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
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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.
Family-friendly places like The Markt and Belfry of Bruges will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Museum Dr. Guislain, Gravensteen, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges road trip planner.

Drive from Poperinge to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Belgium travel guide

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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.
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