5 days in Antwerp, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

5 days in Antwerp, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

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5 days in Antwerp, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + bus + train:  3​h 30​min
1
Antwerp
— 1 day
2
Antwerp
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Brussels
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
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 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, then stop by GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Antwerp itinerary builder tool .

London, UK to Antwerp is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Antwerp due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Antwerp.

Things to do in Antwerp

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds ©
GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei

1
night
Antwerp

Antwerp ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, then look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, then look for gifts at GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp vacation maker .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds ©
GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Thu), look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bruges using our trip planner.

Getting from Antwerp to Bruges by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Antwerp, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping
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Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Carpentier-Goegebeuer ©
Carpentier-Goegebeuer

1
night
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 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and then look for gifts at Delices and Caprices.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip builder website .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Delices and Caprices ©
Delices and Caprices

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