29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Antwerp
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Antwerp
— 5 nights
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Bruges
— 5 nights
Drive
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Brussels
— 12 nights
Drive
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Liege
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mons
— 2 nights
Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Jakarta

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Antwerp — 5 nights

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vissende arend - Fishing Eagle, Grote Markt and Red Star Line Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Museum Mayer van den Bergh and Museum Voor Schone Kunsten. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), steep yourself in history at Fort Breendonk, indulge in some personalized pampering at Thermen Katara, and take a stroll through Zurenborg.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip itinerary builder website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Antwerp is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in January, things will get much colder in Antwerp: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bruges.
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Bruges — 5 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Market Square, Torture Museum Oude Steen, Menin Gate Memorial, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum Voor Schone Kunsten and Groeningemuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Gravensteen & Ghent City Center) and Saint Julien Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, take in the waterfront at Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels — 12 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fondation Folon, Statue du Roi Albert 1er, Buste de Robert Schuman, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Train World and Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Ghent (St Michael's Bridge & Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis)) and Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Cogels Osylei, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Autoworld, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Petit Sablon.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brussels travel route planner.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Brussels, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Liege.
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Liege — 3 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blegny-Mine as well as La Boverie. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle, explore the world behind art at La Boverie, examine the collection at Wallonia Public Transport Museum, get engrossed in the history at Tresor de Liege, then admire the striking features of Gare de Liege-Guillemins, and finally go deep underground at Blegny-Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Bastogne War Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Baugnez 44 Historical Centre, and then make a trip to Montagne de Bueren.

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You can drive from Brussels to Liege in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mons.
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Mons — 2 nights

Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ancien Canal du Centre, Doudou's Museum and Grand-Hornu. Discover out-of-the-way places like Francois Duesberg Museum and Eglise Saint-Nicolas-en-Havre. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Grand-Place de Mons, take a stroll around Hotel de ville, brush up on your military savvy at Mons Memorial Museum, and meet the residents at Pairi Daiza.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mons day trip app.

Traveling by car from Liege to Mons takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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