Ghent Itinerary 1 Day
A Day in Ghent - Perfect 24 Hours Guide
Sitting at the meeting point of Leie and Scheidt rivers, Ghent is one of Belgium’s best-kept secrets. The city’s history, architecture, and art has charmed visitors over centuries. Blessed with medieval majesty and a rich historical heritage, this UNESCO-listed city has many landmarks and a stunning countryside that will keep you hooked long after you have left. Located in the Flemish region of Belgium, travel to Ghent for your next holiday.
The city has plenty of museums and attractions but if you have just one day, here is how you can spend 24 hours in Ghent while on your next trip to Belgium.
How to spend 1 day in Ghent?
Considered one of Belgium’s most beautiful cities, Ghent is canal-laced and can be explored on foot. As you walk around the city, you will be amazed by its extravagant architecture and immaculately maintained the historic center. Start your tour by first visiting the Gravensteen Castle. This is one of the best-preserved castles from the Middle Ages and a small museum located inside the castle features many exhibits. As you reach the top of the castle, the views just keep getting better. Next, walk to the St. Michael’s Bridge for a photo op. Here you can see 3 medieval towns, St. Nicholas’ Church, Belfry of Bruges, and St. Bavo’s Cathedral all in one frame. You can climb up the Belfry Tower to soak in some great views of the city of Ghent. You can even visit the insides of St Bavo’s Cathedral to admire a Renaissance masterpiece, The Adoration of The Mystic Lamb that was brought to life by the Van Eyck Brothers.
A few blocks away from the main cathedral you can visit Graffiti Alley where you can see many quirky wall paintings and street art. As the afternoon comes to an end, head to one of the canals to enjoy a relaxing boat ride. These rides last 40 to 45 minutes and you get to see the city form a totally different perspective. At night, you can visit one of the pubs to try some great beer.
Sightseeing Tours and Activities for 1-Day in Ghent
Apart from the general sightseeing, your vacation to Ghent can be enriched by booking tours such as
Save 7%Private full day Sightseeing tour to Ghent and Bruges from AmsterdamNew on TripHobo
Save 8%Discover Ghent and Bruges in Private day trip from Brussels Full dayNew on TripHobo
Save 8%Full-day Private Tour Ghent And Bruges With LimoNew on TripHobo
Save 8%The Best Of Bruges & Ghent Full Day TourNew on TripHobo
Save 8%Private Tour: Ghent and Bruges From Brussels Full DayNew on TripHobo
Save 4%Ghent Foodie ExperienceNew on TripHobo
Best Hotels in Ghent for 1 Day Trip
These are the most preferred hotels by fellow travelers to stay on 1 day trip to Ghent. Pick up the ones that best suit you.
Thinking of a Longer trip to Ghent
If you are thinking of spending more than 1 day in Ghent, look out for travel ideas in Ghent itinerary 2 days in Ghent or 3 days in Ghent. More days will give you more time to spend at attractions you like the most.
Want to Craft a Better Ghent Itinerary 1 day
If you want to craft better itinerary, enter the date and follow simple steps in our planner. Get your customized free Ghent itinerary ready quickly.