5 days in Belgium Itinerary

5 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels
— 2 nights
Fly

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Bruges

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, make a trip to The Markt, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bruges planning app.

Omaha, USA to Bruges is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Omaha in August, things will get a bit cooler in Bruges: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Brussels

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe and then make a trip to Atomium.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.