15 days in Cork, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

15 days in Cork, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

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15 days in Cork, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Cork, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  8 h 30 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Portland, United States

4
nights
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Visiting Killarney National Park and Inch Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Blarney Castle & Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Old Kenmare Road (in Kenmare), Charles Fort (in Kinsale) and Waterford Greenway (in Waterford). It doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery and get your game on at National Kart Centre, Cork.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork driving holiday site .

Portland, USA to Cork is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Portland to Cork, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Portland in July, with highs in Cork at 66°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballykeefe Distillery, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Old Kenmare Road, Charles Fort, Killarney National Park
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to Saint Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bruges holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Cork to Bruges takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cork to Bruges is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Saint Bavo's Cathedral
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Fishing Charters & Tours. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Haarlem to see Frans Hals Museum about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and steep yourself in history at Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Amsterdam itinerary builder.

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Haarlem
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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