12 days in Belgium Itinerary

12 days in Belgium Itinerary

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12 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  4​h
1
Brussels
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bastogne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bruges
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Manchester

4
nights
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.
Let the collections at Memorial 1815 and Atomium capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum and René Magritte Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Natural Sciences, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brussels visit planning website .

Manchester, UK to Brussels is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bastogne.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Memorial Waterloo 1815
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815

3
nights
Bastogne

Bastogne ©
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.
Let the collections at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne and Bastogne War Museum capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mardasson Memorial and Chateau de Bouillon. Get out of town with these interesting Bastogne side-trips: The Domain of the Caves of Han (in Han-sur-Lesse), Abbaye d'Orval (in Florenvill) and Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne (in Lavaux-Sainte-Anne). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Bastogne Barracks, examine the collection at Musee en Piconrue, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bois de la Paix, and take in the history at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bastogne trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Brussels to Bastogne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Bastogne

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Domain of the Caves of Han, Chateau de Bouillon, Abbaye d'Orval, Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne
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Bastogne Barracks ©
Bastogne Barracks
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne ©

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atlantic Wall Museum and Groeningemuseum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at De Panne Beach and Tyne Cot Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (in Zonnebeke), Vrij Vaderland (in Veurne) and Essex Farm Cemetery (in Ieper (Ypres)). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take a leisurely stroll along Rozenhoedkaai, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bruges travel website .

Getting from Bastogne to Bruges by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Zonnebeke, Atlantic Wall Museum, Vrij Vaderland, De Panne Beach, Essex Farm Cemetery
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Atlantic Wall Museum ©
Atlantic Wall Museum
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery

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