23 days in Belgium Itinerary

23 days in Belgium Itinerary

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23 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
+3
train + subway + Fly + train:  17​h 15​min
1
Brussels
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bastogne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Vise
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23​h
End: Sacramento

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Serres Royales De Laeken. Atomium and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium will appeal to museum buffs. When in Brussels, make a side trip to see Pairi Daiza in Brugelette, approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), head outdoors with Piscine L'Espadon, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brussels online tour planner .

Sacramento, USA to Brussels is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sacramento in May: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 62°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Pairi Daiza
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, don't miss a visit to The Markt, explore the landscape on two wheels at Koning Albert I Park, and see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bastogne.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ghent
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Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Bastogne Barracks and Bastogne War Museum. Get in touch with nature at The Domain of the Caves of Han and The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant). Change things up with these side-trips from Bastogne: Chateau de Bouillon (in Bouillon) and La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert (in Saint-Hubert). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mardasson Memorial, appreciate the history behind McAuliffe Square, stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, and take in the history at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bastogne trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Bruges to Bastogne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Vise.

Things to do in Bastogne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

German War Cemetery, The Domain of the Caves of Han, The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant), La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert, Chateau de Bouillon
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The Domain of the Caves of Han ©
The Domain of the Caves of Han
Bastogne Barracks ©
Bastogne Barracks
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum

3
nights
Vise

Vise ©
Visé is a municipality and city of Belgium, where it is located on the river Meuse, in the Walloon province of Liège.The municipality consists of the former municipalities of Visé, Lanaye (Ternaaien), Lixhe (Lieze), Richelle, Argenteau, and Cheratte.In the north-east (on the eastern bank of the Meuse river) the area of the municipality extends up to the village of Moelingen in the Limburgian municipality of Voeren, while in the north-west (on the western bank of the Meuse river) it extends up to the border between Belgium and the Netherlands (on the other side of which the Dutch municipality of Maastricht is situated).The city of Visé is located in a distance of some 20 km (12,4 miles) north eastern of Belgian Liège city and of some 15 km (9,3 miles) southern of the most southern Dutch city of Maastricht.Apart from the Meuse river another waterway, the Albert Canal, passes through this town. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Fort de Tancremont. Step out of the city life by going to Montagne Saint-Pierre Nature and Bronnenwandeling. Step out of Vise to go to Maasmechelen and see Mechelse Heide, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Fort Eben-Emael and learn about all things military at The Remember Museum.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Vise sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Bastogne to Vise in 1.5 hours. June in Vise sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vise

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bronnenwandeling, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Fort de Tancremont, Mechelse Heide, Fort Eben-Emael
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Mechelse Heide ©
Mechelse Heide
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery ©
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Fort Eben-Emael ©
Fort Eben-Emael

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