7 days in Brussels & Bruges Itinerary

7 days in Brussels & Bruges Itinerary

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7 days in Brussels & Bruges Itinerary

Start: Brussels
1
Brussels
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
End: Brussels

3
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

3
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.
On the 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Bruges sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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