24 days in Benelux Itinerary

24 days in Benelux Itinerary

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24 days in Benelux Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Hoenderloo, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Perth, Australia

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire and Le Chemin de la Corniche. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art) and Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum. Explore Luxembourg City's surroundings by going to Bourscheid Castle (in Bourscheid), Chateau de Vianden (in Vianden) and Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Casemates du Bock, hike along Escapardenne Eisleck Trail, get engrossed in the history at 385th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, and steep yourself in history at Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal).

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luxembourg City trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Luxembourg City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. In December, Luxembourg City is cooler than Perth - with highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mullerthal Trail, 385th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, Bourscheid Castle, Chateau de Vianden, Escapardenne Eisleck Trail
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Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
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.
Appreciate the collections at Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Justice Palace (Palais de Justice). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, and take a stroll through Place St. Gery.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Get in touch with nature at Minnewater Lake and Bruges Art Route. Historic Centre of Brugge and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie will appeal to history buffs. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, make a trip to The Markt, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bruges road trip app .

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish 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. Visit Airborne Cemetery and Molen"Bokkers Molle" for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Hoge Veluwe National Park and Nationaal Park Veluwezoom. When in Hoenderloo, make a side trip to see Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden in Sint Jansklooster, approximately Sint Jansklooster away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hoenderloo planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Hoenderloo takes 3.5 hours. In December in Hoenderloo, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 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 Trails

Side Trips

Airborne Cemetery, Nationaal Park Veluwezoom, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Kroller-Muller Museum, Molen"Bokkers Molle"
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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.
Visit Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Hotel Scooters and Singel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the galleries of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip planning site .

You can drive from Hoenderloo to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can 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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