7 days in Bruges, Antwerp & Brussels Itinerary

7 days in Bruges, Antwerp & Brussels Itinerary

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7 days in Bruges, Antwerp & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Wroclaw
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Bruges
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Antwerp
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Brussels
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Wroclaw

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.
On the 12th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Historium Tower and then pause for some photo ops at Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Bottle Shop, steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then don't miss a visit to Oude Griffie, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bruges online trip planner .

Wroclaw, Poland to Bruges is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Wroclaw in February since evenings lows in Bruges dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Antwerp.

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

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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.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, examine the collection at Chocolate Nation, contemplate the long history of Graslei and Korenlei, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and finally don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), browse the collection at Nottebohm Room of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then stop by Pierre Marcolini, and finally don't miss a visit to Kapel Onze Lieve Vrouwe van Toevlucht.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Antwerp itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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Ghent
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center

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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 17th (Mon), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), and finally examine the collection at Atomium. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Antwerp to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February in Brussels, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
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Manneken Pis

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