7 days in Belgium Itinerary

7 days in Belgium Itinerary

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7 days in Belgium Itinerary

London
train:  2​h 15​min
Brussels
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Bruges
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Bouillon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Ieper (Ypres)
— Few hours
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h
London

2
days
Brussels

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 5th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and then take in the views from St Michael's Bridge. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace (Palais Royal), admire the striking features of Town Hall (Stadhuis), then admire the landmark architecture of Groot Begijnhof, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc du Cinquantenaire.

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London, UK to Brussels is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels. In October, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Leuven, St Michael's Bridge
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St Michael's Bridge ©
St Michael's Bridge
Town Hall (Stadhuis) ©
Town Hall (Stadhuis)
Groot Begijnhof ©
Groot Begijnhof

2
days
Bruges

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Brugse Vrije, get engrossed in the history at Torture Museum Oude Steen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Atlantic Wall Museum. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of 'T Zand, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Blankenberge, stop by The Old Chocolate House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

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You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October in Bruges, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bouillon.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ostend, SEA LIFE Blankenberge
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Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul ©
Atlantic Wall Museum ©
Atlantic Wall Museum
Torture Museum Oude Steen ©
Torture Museum Oude Steen

2
days
Bouillon

Bouillon ©
Bouillon a is a municipality in Belgium. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the history at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours, then examine the collection at Musée de la Bataille des Ardennes, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Feodal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Hubert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Agri-Musee, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin des Hiboux, then sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie des Fagnes - Fabrication de Bieres Speciales, and finally contemplate the long history of Domaine Saint Roch.

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You can drive from Bruges to Bouillon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bouillon can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Bouillon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

La Roche-en-Ardenne, Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours, Agri-Musee, Brasserie des Fagnes - Fabrication de Bieres Speciales, Domaine Saint Roch
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Domaine Saint Roch
Domaine Saint Roch
Basilique Saint-Hubert ©
Basilique Saint-Hubert

1
day
Ieper (Ypres)

Ieper (Ypres) ©
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
On the 11th (Wed), witness the site of a historic battle at Lest We Forget Battlefield Tours (Flanders), steep yourself in history at The Ploegsteert Memorial, and then stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium.

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Drive from Bouillon to Ieper (Ypres) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Ieper (Ypres) can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Historic Sites

Side Trips

German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium, The Ploegsteert Memorial
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