7 days in Bruges, Antwerp & Brussels Itinerary

7 days in Bruges, Antwerp & Brussels Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Wroclaw
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  6 h 30 min
1
Bruges
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Antwerp
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Brussels
— 2 nights
Train + 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), take some stellar pictures from Historium Tower and then pause for some photo ops at Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument. On the next day, stop by The Bottle Shop, steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip app.

Wroclaw, Poland to Bruges is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight, shuttle, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Wroclaw in February, Bruges is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the 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

2
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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 striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Nation, take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, and finally don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), browse the collection at Nottebohm Room of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, and finally make a trip to Kapel Onze Lieve Vrouwe van Toevlucht.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Antwerp online route planner.

Traveling by bus from Bruges to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

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Side Trip

Ghent
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom

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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, then make a trip to Grand Place, then examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by train from Antwerp to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. February in Brussels sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

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

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