15 days in Brussels & Mechelen Itinerary

15 days in Brussels & Mechelen Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brussels
— 9 nights
2
Mechelen
— 3 nights

9
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Antwerp (St. George Church of Antwerp, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more) and Bruges (Friet Museum, Diamond Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels journey planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Brussels is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Brussels. While traveling from Jakarta, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mechelen.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Bruges, Antwerp
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
nights
Mechelen

Mechelen ©
Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
You've now added Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Hanswijk to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Flanders Bicycle Route Blue Loop (in Oudenaarde), Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail (in Kluisbergen-Ruien) and Kasteel Cortewalle (in Beveren). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at ZOO Planckendael, admire the striking features of St. Rumbold's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Dijlepad, and get to know the fascinating history of Vismarkt.

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Drive from Brussels to Mechelen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mechelen

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

De Schorre, Flanders Bicycle Route Blue Loop, Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail, Kasteel Cortewalle
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St. Rumbold's Cathedral ©
St. Rumbold's Cathedral
ZOO Planckendael ©
ZOO Planckendael
Vismarkt ©
Vismarkt

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