8 days in Brussels & Budapest Itinerary

8 days in Brussels & Budapest Itinerary

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8 days in Brussels & Budapest Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly + Train:  9 h 30 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Bogota, Colombia

2
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, sightseeing, childrens museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum, look for gifts at La Maison des Maitres Chocolatiers Belges, and get curious at Atomium.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bogota, Colombia to Brussels. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Bogota in December, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 1°C at night. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for sightseeing, historic sites, spas, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Residence Parliament, take in the views from Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid), pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and steep yourself in history at Matthias Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brussels in December: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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