5 days in Flanders Itinerary

5 days in Flanders Itinerary

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5 days in Flanders Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Drive:  1​h
1
Genk
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Antwerp
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Zonnebeke
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Brussels

1
day
Genk

Genk ©
Genk is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of C-Mine and then take an in-depth tour of Open Air Museum Bokrijk.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Genk road trip planning site .

Brussels to Genk is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Genk can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Genk

Historic Sites Museums
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Open Air Museum Bokrijk ©
Open Air Museum Bokrijk

1
night
Antwerp

Antwerp
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Town Hall (Stadhuis), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church, examine the collection at Red Star Line Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Anna's Tunnel / Pedestrians' Tunnel.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Antwerp road trip website .

Traveling by car from Genk to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zonnebeke.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Red Star Line Museum ©
Red Star Line Museum
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei

3
nights
Zonnebeke

Zonnebeke ©
Composed of five small villages, Zonnebeke has seen more than its fair share of dramatic events over the centuries.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 and Flanders Battlefield Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal) and Essex Farm Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Talbot House (in Poperinge), Bruges (Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, Folklore Museum, & more) and Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (in Ostend). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hooge Crater museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint George's Memorial Church, stroll the grounds of Ramparts Cemetery, and make a trip to Market Square.

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You can drive from Antwerp to Zonnebeke in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Zonnebeke

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Bruges, Talbot House, Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
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Talbot House ©
Talbot House
Saint George's Memorial Church ©
Saint George's Memorial Church
Brugse Vrije ©
Brugse Vrije