7 days in Belgium Itinerary

7 days in Belgium Itinerary

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7 days in Belgium Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + Train:  5 h 30 min
1
Bruges
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Ghent
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Brussels
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Berlin

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Historium Brugge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

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Berlin, Germany to Bruges is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. In March in Bruges, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

2
nights
Ghent

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, pick up some local products at BE O Markt, then make a trip to Ghent City Center, and finally snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at O.L.V. St Peter's Church, explore the landscape on two wheels at Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Dille and Kamille.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ghent online travel route planner .

Ghent is just a stone's throw from Bruges. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center

2
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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.
On the 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and finally examine the collection at Atomium. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Brussels, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels travel planning site .

Take a train from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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