8 days in Antwerp, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

8 days in Antwerp, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

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8 days in Antwerp, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Antwerp
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Bruges
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Brussels
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Cairo

1
night
Antwerp

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Antwerp is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Antwerp due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect Antwerp to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini

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.
Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges for their historical value. Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Salvador Dali Exhibition capture your imagination. When in Bruges, make a side trip to see Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail in Ghent, approximately Ghent away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, grab your bike and head to Koning Albert I Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and browse the exhibits of Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal).

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bruges online trip maker.

Traveling by bus from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Bruges, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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.
Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the fascinating landscape at Maison Dandoy - Grand Place, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brussels visit website.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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