6 days in Flanders Itinerary

6 days in Flanders Itinerary

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6 days in Flanders Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Drive + Train + Drive:  5 h 45 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
Ieper (Ypres)
— 3 nights
Drive + Train + Drive:  5 h 45 min
End: Exeter


Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 2nd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal) and then don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges. On your second day here, hike along Bruges Art Route, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beguinage (Begijnhof), and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

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Exeter, UK to Bruges is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and train. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In November, Bruges is colder than Exeter - with highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

Ieper (Ypres)

Ieper (Ypres) ©
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ramparts Cemetery. On the 5th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Ramparts Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tyne Cot Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Menin Gate Memorial, then take in the history at Flanders Battlefield Tours, and finally learn about all things military at In Flanders Fields Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Langemark Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Museum Paul Delvaux, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at De Zonnegloed Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Ieper (Ypres) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Ieper (Ypres) can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Zonnebeke, German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium, Museum Paul Delvaux, The Hop Museum, De Zonnegloed Sanctuary
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Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
Langemark Cemetery ©
Langemark Cemetery
Museum Paul Delvaux ©
Museum Paul Delvaux