38 days in Belgium Itinerary

38 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Liege
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Dinant
— 6 nights
Drive
3
Mons
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Brussels
— 12 nights
Drive
5
Bruges
— 8 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
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

Liege — 6 nights

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town of Durbuy and Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bastogne War Museum and Fort Eben-Emael. Change things up with these side-trips from Liege: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery (in Henri-Chapelle), Bastogne (Mardasson Memorial, Bastogne Barracks, &more) and Teseum (in Tongeren). The adventure continues: stroll through Domaine de Palogne, stop by La Place du Marche, witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Battice, and stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Liege itinerary planner.

Glasgow, UK to Liege is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glasgow to Liege. While traveling from Glasgow, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Liege, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dinant.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 2:

Dinant — 6 nights

Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Espace Arthur Masson and Maison Du Patrimoine Medieval Mosan will appeal to museum buffs. Domaine Saint Roch and Citadelle de Dinant will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Dinant side-trips: Dharma City (in Florennes), Eglise Saint-Donat (in Arlon) and Institut moments d'exception (in Messancy). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Domaine Des Grottes De Han, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Abbatiale d'Hastiere, explore the ancient world of Les ruines du Chateau Fort de Montaigle, and contemplate the long history of Grottes Saint Antoine.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dinant sightseeing website.

Drive from Liege to Dinant in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Liege in July, expect nights in Dinant to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Mons.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 8:

Mons — 5 nights

Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Must Textile Museum and Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Symphorien Military Cemetery and Collegiale Saint-Vincent de Soignies. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mons: Collegiale Saint-Ursmer de Lobbes (in Lobbes), Reves d'O (in Fontaine L'Eveque) and Le Bois du Cazier (in Charleroi). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Pairi Daiza, examine the collection at Musée d'Histoire naturelle & Vivarium, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Sainte-Waudru, and admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Princes de Ligne.

Plan a Mons trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Dinant to Mons by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Mons, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Brussels.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:

Brussels — 12 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Visit Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire for their historical value. Atomium and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud), Antwerp (Cogels Osylei, Zurenborg, &more) and Royal Waterloo Golf Club (in Ohain). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), don't miss a visit to Place St. Gery, and brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Mons to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Bruges.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 25:

Bruges — 8 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gravensteen and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Bredene (Naaaktstrand Bredene & The Dunes of Bredene), Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Patershol, &more) and Beach De Haan (in De Haan). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and make a trip to The Markt.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 2:

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.