8 days in Brussels, Ghent & Bruges Itinerary

8 days in Brussels, Ghent & Bruges Itinerary

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Brussels
— 1 night
Drive
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Ghent
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bruges
— 4 nights

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Brussels

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.
On the 19th (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin), then stop by Fashion Jewelry, and then stop by Peter Poussenier. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, get to know the resident critters at ZOO Planckendael, then see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and finally stop by GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Brussels travel route website.

Bruges to Brussels is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September in Brussels, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds
4.8
Peter Poussenier ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Peter Poussenier
4.9

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Wed), look for gifts at A'pril, wander the streets of Patershol, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally stop by Dille and Kamille. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour or see a show at DOK and then steep yourself in history at Graslei and Korenlei.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ghent online travel planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Ghent sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
Highlights from your trip
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
4.6
Patershol ©
Neighborhood
Patershol
4.1
A'pril ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
A'pril
4.8

4
nights
Bruges

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Basilica of the Holy Blood as well as Church of Our Lady Bruges. Discover out-of-the-way places like De Panne Beach and Stadsbrouwerij 't Koelschip Oostende. Navigo-Nationaal Visserijmuseum and The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Atlantikwall Raversyde (in Ostend) and Royal Ostend Golf Club (in De Haan). There's still lots to do: stop by The Old Chocolate House, examine the collection at Historium Brugge, don't miss a visit to Burg Square, and admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
De Panne Beach ©
Must see
De Panne Beach
4.3
Atlantikwall Raversyde ©
Military Museum
Atlantikwall Raversyde
4.7

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