Below is a rough draft of our itinerary for the 5 days we've reserved for BeIgium before heading for the Rhine/Mosel area of Germany. Am I distributing too much or not enough time to any of these cities within the timeline? At this point we have Ghent as our 'home base' city, but welcome suggestions as I've not booked any lodgings as of yet. Also, I understand that Brussels is generally considered a 'skippable' city, however, my husband really wants to visit Cantillon and 3 Fonteinen for their beer. If I want to visit both locations in a day I need to do so on a weekend which would be towards the end of this 5 day slot of time.
Day 1: Leave London early AM --> transfer at Brussels --> arrive in Ghent. (explore remainder of day)
Day 2: Ghent --> day trip to Bruges (dinner?) --> Ghent
Day 3: Ghent
Day 4: Leave Ghent early AM --> Brussels (beer day)
Day 5: Leave Brussels at some point for West Germany.
Should I plan day 5 to spend most of the day in Brussels to look around or head on over to Germany earlier in the day for a little more time there? I feel like realistically we could fit in an attraction or 2 before and after the first brewery on Day 4 so I don't know if I need to allot more time in Brussels the next day.