31 days in Belgium Itinerary

31 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Brussels
— 14 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Bruges
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Dinant
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Liege
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

14
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.
Visit Sint-Annastrand and Sunset Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Antwerp (Museum Plantin-Moretus, Te Boelaerpark, &more), Abbaye de Villers (in Villers-la-ville) and Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, examine the collection at Train World, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brussels journey planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Brussels is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Brussels is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Istanbul in August, with highs in Brussels at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Antwerp, Vismarkt, Abbaye de Villers, Memorial Waterloo 1815
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to De Panne Beach and Minnewater Lake. Historic Centre of Brugge and Graslei and Korenlei are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Sint-Jacobskerk, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more), Navigo-Nationaal Visserijmuseum (in Oostduinkerke) and Atlantic Wall Museum (in Ostend). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges driving holiday planning website.

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Dinant.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Navigo-Nationaal Visserijmuseum, Atlantic Wall Museum, De Panne Beach
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Atlantic Wall Museum ©
Atlantic Wall Museum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
De Panne Beach ©
De Panne Beach

4
nights
Dinant

Dinant ©
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Step out of the city life by going to Domaine Des Grottes De Han and Parc de Furfooz. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Citadelle de Dinant and Chateau de Bouillon. Get out of town with these interesting Dinant side-trips: Old Town of Durbuy (in Durbuy), Parc a Gibier (in Saint-Hubert) and Eglise Saint-Etienne de Waha (in Marche-en-Famenne). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Abbaye d'Orval, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins d'Annevoie, snap pictures at Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge, and make a trip to Church of Our Lady (Collegiale Notre-Dame).

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dinant trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Bruges to Dinant in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Dinant sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Liege.

Things to do in Dinant

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bouillon, Old Town of Durbuy, Parc a Gibier, Escargotiere de Warnant, Eglise Saint-Etienne de Waha
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Domaine Des Grottes De Han ©
Domaine Des Grottes De Han
Abbaye d'Orval ©
Abbaye d'Orval
Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon

5
nights
Liege

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Get some cultural insight at Bastogne War Museum and Coteaux de la Citadelle. Let the collections at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne and Open Air Museum Bokrijk capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Forestia (in Theux), Le Ninglinspo (in Nonceveux) and Mardasson Memorial (in Bastogne). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Citadelle (Citadel), stop by Domaine de Palogne, stop by Label Griff, and stroll the grounds of Ardennes American Cemetery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Liege day trip app.

Traveling by car from Dinant to Liege takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Liege are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liege

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Bastogne, Forestia, Le Ninglinspo, Ardennes American Cemetery, Domaine de Palogne
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101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne ©
101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Forestia ©
Forestia

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