12 days in Benelux Itinerary

12 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Benelux attractions planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker website.

Edinburgh, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam. In June, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

The Hague, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
On the 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Madurodam and then take in the waterfront at De Pier Scheveningen. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Markt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, then don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, then explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and finally admire the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the The Hague trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Amsterdam to The Hague by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in The Hague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally make a trip to The Markt. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Drive from The Hague to Bruges in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 3 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Luxembourg City side-trips: Diekirch (Conservatoire National de Vehicules Historiques & MNHM National Museum of Military History) and Vianden Castle (in Vianden). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), make a trip to Place d'Armes, and explore the fascinating underground world of Petrusse Casemates.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip planning app.

Drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14: