16 days in Brussels & Lille Itinerary

16 days in Brussels & Lille Itinerary

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16 days in Brussels & Lille Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 12 nights
2
Lille, France
— 3 nights
End: Brussels, Belgium

12
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Brussels, Belgium

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 Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Grand Place are in your itinerary. Head to Pierre Marcolini and BOZAR Centre for Fine Artsfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Cathedral of Our Lady, Grote Markt, & more), Ghent (Gravensteen, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, & more) and Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge, Basilica of the Holy Blood, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp
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Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

3
nights
Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 2nd (Tue), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Grande Place, then take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Carvin, and finally contemplate the long history of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, then get to know the fascinating history of Place aux Oignons, and then explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lille trip site .

Take a train from Brussels to Lille in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lille are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Lille

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Carvin, Calais Wine Superstore, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
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Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore

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