15 days in Belgium & Lille Itinerary

15 days in Belgium & Lille Itinerary

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15 days in Belgium & Lille Itinerary

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Bastogne, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Lille, France
— 6 nights
Train:  45​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Stockholm, Sweden

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, examine the collection at Bastogne War Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Bastogne is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Bastogne

Museums Historic Sites
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Mardasson Memorial ©
Mardasson Memorial
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum

4
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of Our Lady Bruges and Atlantic Wall Museum. Step out of Bruges with an excursion to Gravensteen in Ghent--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, and get to know the fascinating history of Walplein.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bruges road trip website .

Drive from Bastogne to Bruges in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lille.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Gravensteen, Atlantic Wall Museum
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Atlantic Wall Museum ©
Atlantic Wall Museum

6
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee La Piscine and Blockhaus d'Eperlecques. Let the collections at Musée du Louvre-Lens and Historial de la Grande Guerre capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Lille: Saint-Omer (Jardin Public de Saint-Omer & Saint-Omer Cathedrale), Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes (in Soissons) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon (in Laon). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Lochnagar Crater, witness the site of a historic battle at Butte de Warlencourt, admire the landmark architecture of Old Stock Exchange, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Etaples Military Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Lille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lille can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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.
Atomium and Memorial Waterloo 1815 will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the striking features of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

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You can take a train from Lille to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Memorial Waterloo 1815
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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