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The sun sets on Grand Place of Belgium's capital, Brussels
How Many Days to Spend in Belgium

With five days in Belgium, travelers can focus on a city's highlights, like Brussels, and incorporate the surrounding countryside. Seven days is ideal for exploring additional historical sites and using the capital as a jumping-off point for nearby Ghent and Bruges. If you have 10 days, you can partake in outdoor activities like hiking or opt to cross the border to visit the Netherlands.

The historic city center of Antwerp at dusk
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5 Days in Belgium - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With five days in Belgium, you can delve into a region like that of Flanders. Explore Brussels with a day in the Ardennes, or discover Flanders, Antwerp, Bruges, and Ghent. For art lovers, there's an itinerary through the same areas, but visiting more galleries, castles, street art, and museums along the way. Then there's an active itinerary that includes a day in Brussels, a home base in Ghent, with day trips to Antwerp and Bruges, and a culinary tour through the north featuring Belgium's best: beer, chocolate, and waffles.

Explore Dinant's Gothic architecture
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1 Week in Belgium - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Spend seven days in Belgium on a fast-paced highlights tour of Antwerp, Dinant, and Brussels. Tour each city's best architecture and cultural spots and sample local Belgian beer. Add Ghent to your itinerary, or opt for a more chocolate-focused tour by visiting Chocolate Village and Chocolate Nation. Swap the capital city for a history-inspired itinerary centering around the castles of Ghent, Chimay, and Dinant, and tour the many museums, cathedrals, and castles.

Discover the historic Graslei area and bell tower as you cross the Leie river
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10 Days in Belgium - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With 10 days in Belgium, you can cover this small country's leading historical sites and must-sees with time to hop over to neighboring Luxembourg or the Netherlands. Consider which perspective you want to see from gazing up at medieval castles from a kayak, wandering through a monastery to sample traditional beer, or museum-hopping to soak up the works of the Dutch Masters.

Rozenhoedkaai and Dijver river canal, Bruges' most popular photo hot spot
2 Weeks in Belgium - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Each of these two-week tours in Belgium is perfect for travelers looking to visit two countries in one trip. Opt for an inspiring art tour from Amsterdam to Brussels, or choose an intrepid cycling tour through Haarlem, Haastrecht, and Oudenaarde. Focus on the culinary side of Holland and Belgium with time in Rotterdam, Antwerp, and Ghent. Swap a week in the Netherlands for three days in Luxembourg on a history-focused tour of the country's most prestigious castles.