1 day in Brussels - iExploor.com
1 Day

1 day in Brussels

  • Manneken Pis statue
  • French and Dutch
  • Euro
  • Backpack
  • 112
Brussels, the vibrant capital of Belgium, offers a delightful blend of history, culture, and delectable cuisine. While a single day may seem short, you can still experience the city's highlights.
Travel Visa and Entry Requirements  Check visa requirements for Belgium based on your nationality and ensure your passport is valid for the duration of your stay. Verify entry requirements here.
Flights                             Find and book flights to Brussels on popular platforms like Skyscanner or Iberia.
Accommodation                       Discover and book nearby hotels, cozy bed-and-breakfasts, or budget-friendly hostels in Brussels on platforms like Booking.com or Agoda.
Transportation                Transportation Guide: Explore Brussels efficiently using local transportation, including trams, buses, and the Brussels Metro. Get transportation information here. Renting a car: Compare options from top providers, access competitive prices, and enjoy hassle-free booking with Rentalcars.com.
Weather & Local Time  Weather Forecast: Plan your day by checking Brussels' weather forecast on BBC Weather or AccuWeather. Time Zone: Brussels operates on Central European Time (CET), so check the local time here.
Local Cuisine                       Culinary Delights: Savor Belgian classics like moules-frites (mussels and fries), waffles, and of course, exquisite Belgian chocolates.
Activities and Tours                Exciting Activities: Enhance your day with guided city tours, visits to iconic landmarks like the Grand Place. Discover activity options on GetYourGuide.
Local Events and Festivals          Event Calendar: Check for local events and festivals happening during your visit to Brussels. The city hosts various cultural events and exhibitions throughout the year. Find events here.
Travel Insurance                    Travel Insurance: Safeguard your journey with comprehensive travel insurance coverage. Explore options with trusted providers like Safteywing.
Connectivity and Wi-Fi             Stay Connected: Access Wi-Fi hotspots and mobile data options to stay connected while exploring Brussels with Airalo. Many cafes and public spaces offer free Wi-Fi.
Travel Budget                      Budget Planning:  Estimate your expenses for your day in Brussels using resources like Numbeo. International Travel Card: Consider carrying an international Wise card for convenience and currency exchange here.


Morning: Uncover the Icons

Begin your day with a visit to the quirky and iconic Manneken Pis statue, a symbol of Brussels' sense of humor.

Grand Place

Explore the stunning Grand Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at the intricate architecture of the Town Hall and King's House.


Stroll through the elegant Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries, a picturesque shopping arcade filled with boutiques, chocolatiers, and cafes.
Head to the Mont des Arts, a beautiful square offering panoramic views of Brussels. Admire the gardens and visit museums like the Magritte Museum and BOZAR.

Lunch: Belgian Flavors

Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a local brasserie or restaurant. Savor traditional Belgian dishes like moules-frites, stoemp, or a hearty Belgian stew.
Indulge in some of the world's finest Belgian chocolates for dessert. Pick up a box of pralines or truffles from a renowned chocolatier to savour later. as well.

Afternoon: Art and Heritage

Explore the Brussels Cathedral, a stunning Gothic masterpiece, and discover its rich history and impressive stained glass windows.
Dive into Brussels' renowned beer scene. Visit a traditional Belgian pub to sample a variety of Belgian beers, including Trappist ales, lambics, and witbiers. Don't forget to pair them with delicious Belgian cheese or snacks.

This one-day itinerary provides a taste of Brussels' rich history, vibrant culture, and culinary excellence. Enjoy your day of exploration in the heart of the Belgian capital!

Reach out if you need any help with your trip


Download the itinerary in a PDF file

Explorer Discounts

Embark on exploring dream destinations with discounts for your travels. Get the most out of your unforgettable adventures while maximizing the value you receive.

explorer discounts

Latest explorer articles

Scroll to Top