24 days in Benelux Itinerary

24 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
4
Hoenderloo, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights

3
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
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 some cultural insight at Casemates du Bock and Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame). Get in touch with nature at Mullerthal Trail and Escapardenne Eislek Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxembourg City: Vianden Castle (in Vianden), Bourscheid Castle (in Bourscheid) and MNHM National Museum of Military History (in Diekirch). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, get engrossed in the history at 385th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Museum Drai Eechelen, and explore the world behind art at Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City online sightseeing planner.

Perth, Australia to Luxembourg City is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in December, things will get cooler in Luxembourg City: highs are around 6°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Mullerthal Trail, Vianden Castle, Bourscheid Castle, MNHM National Museum of Military History, Escapardenne Eislek Trail
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MNHM National Museum of Military History ©
MNHM National Museum of Military History
Vianden Castle ©
Vianden Castle
Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Museum-lovers will appreciate Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Autoworld, contemplate the long history of Maison d'Erasme, and admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip maker.

Getting from Luxembourg City to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

5
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.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Minnewater Lake and Bruges Art Route. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum, and explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoenderloo.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
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Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

3
nights
Hoenderloo, The Netherlands

Hoenderloo ©
Hoenderloo is a Dutch village located south west of the city of Apeldoorn. Popular historic sites such as Airborne Cemetery and Molen"Bokkers Molle" are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Nationaal Park Veluwezoom and Hoge Veluwe National Park. Step out of Hoenderloo to go to Sint Jansklooster and see Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hoenderloo road trip website.

You can drive from Bruges to Hoenderloo in 3.5 hours. December in Hoenderloo sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hoenderloo

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Airborne Cemetery, Nationaal Park Veluwezoom, Hoge Veluwe National Park, Molen"Bokkers Molle", Kroller-Muller Museum
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Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hotel Scooters and Singel. Visit Anne Frank House and Stadhuis Haarlem for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, steep yourself in history at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Drive from Hoenderloo to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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