This is my first post in this forum, though I am a long time Rick Steve's guidebook reader and podcast listener!
I am travelling to Europe from Australia in September this year with my husband and we are visiting Belgium for the first time, on our way to Amsterdam.
Our itinerary is flexible at the moment. We want to visit Bruges and Ghent the most, and maybe have a day in Brussels. I am unsure about Brussels as if we go there it will only be a day trip and I am not sure if that makes it worthwhile or if it will just be too rushed.
This is what my itinerary looks like at the moment. I am unsure if I am allowing long enough in these cities or if we'd be better sleeping in one and day tripping to the other. If anyone has any recommendations for small hotels or bed and breakfasts, that would be brilliant.
We enjoy walking tours, history, photography, good food and exploring.
As it stands:
Belgium day 1: London - Brussels - Bruges (half a day travel) - afternoon / evening in Bruges - sleep in Bruges
Day 2: All day Bruges, sleep in Bruges
Day 3: Travel to Ghent - All day Ghent, sleep in Ghent
Day 4: Ghent or a day trip to Brussels
Day 5: Travel to Amsterdam
Thank you for any suggestions :-)