8 days in Belgium Itinerary

8 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train:  2 h 15 min
1
Brussels
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Bruges
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: London

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.
Kids will enjoy Atomium and Mini-Europe. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels visit planner.

London, UK to Brussels is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Minnewater Lake and Friet Museum. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Bruges, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Ghent
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
The Markt ©
The Markt

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