15 days in Belgium & Lille Itinerary

15 days in Belgium & Lille Itinerary

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1
Bastogne, Belgium
— 1 night
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
3
Lille, France
— 6 nights
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights

1
night
Bastogne, Belgium

Bastogne ©
Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mardasson Memorial, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Bastogne War Museum, and then learn about all things military at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bastogne trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Bastogne is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Bastogne

Museums Historic Sites
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Mardasson Memorial ©
Mardasson Memorial
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne ©
101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne

4
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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Get a sense of the local culture at Groeningemuseum and Atlantikwall Raversyde. Go for a jaunt from Bruges to Ghent to see Gravensteen about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, walk around Minnewaterpark, and make a trip to Belfry of Bruges.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Bastogne to Bruges in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lille.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gravensteen, Atlantikwall Raversyde
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Atlantikwall Raversyde ©
Atlantikwall Raversyde
Church of Our Lady Bruges ©
Church of Our Lady Bruges

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Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee La Piscine and Historial de la Grande Guerre. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon and Etaples Military Cemetery are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Lille: Blockhaus d'Eperlecques (in Eperlecques), Musée du Louvre-Lens (in Lens) and Saint-Omer (Jardin Public de Saint-Omer & Saint-Omer Cathedrale). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Lochnagar Crater, take in the history at Butte de Warlencourt, examine the collection at Musee Somme 1916, and explore the world behind art at Musee departemental Matisse.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lille trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Bruges to Lille in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Lille, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Omer, Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes, Heroes Square, Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, Musee Somme 1916
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Old Stock Exchange ©
Old Stock Exchange
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques ©
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques

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Brussels, Belgium

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Explore hidden gems such as Memorial Waterloo 1815 and Royal Palace of Brussels. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Lille to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Memorial Waterloo 1815
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Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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