31 days in Benelux Itinerary

31 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  16 h
1
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Liege, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dinant, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
De Cocksdorp, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Earnewald, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Groningen, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Casemates du Bock and Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Mullerthal Trail and Escapardenne Eisleck Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Larochette Castle (in Larochette) and Jardin de Wiltz (in Wiltz). There's much more to do: make a trip to Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul Church, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Merveilleux.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Luxembourg City vacation planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Luxembourg City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Luxembourg City is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect Luxembourg City to be a bit cooler, temps between 56°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Larochette Castle, Parc Merveilleux, Escapardenne Eisleck Trail, Mullerthal Trail, Jardin de Wiltz
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Escapardenne Eisleck Trail ©
Escapardenne Eisleck Trail
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) ©

3
nights
Liege, Belgium

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort d'Aubin Neufchateau and Chateau de Franchimont. Get outdoors at Maastricht Underground and Le Ninglinspo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liege: Lac de Warfaaz (in Spa), Lac de Robertville (in Waimes) and Butgenbacher Lake (in Butgenbach). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Liege online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Liege takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dinant.

Things to do in Liege

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Le Ninglinspo, Fort d'Aubin Neufchateau, Lac de Warfaaz, Maastricht Underground, Chateau de Franchimont
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
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Maastricht Underground ©
Maastricht Underground
Fort d'Aubin Neufchateau ©
Fort d'Aubin Neufchateau
Le Ninglinspo ©
Le Ninglinspo

3
nights
Dinant, Belgium

Dinant ©
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Explore hidden gems such as Domaine Des Grottes De Han and Le Fondry des Chiens. Visiting Parc de Furfooz and La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert will get you outdoors. Explore Dinant's surroundings by going to Cave of Lorette-Rochefort (in Rochefort) and The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant) (in Botassart). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Rocher Bayard and stop by Escargotiere de Warnant.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dinant using our trip planner.

You can drive from Liege to Dinant in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Dinant

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cave of Lorette-Rochefort, The Giant's Tomb (Tombeau du Geant), Le Fondry des Chiens, Escargotiere de Warnant, La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
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La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert ©
La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert
Domaine Des Grottes De Han ©
Domaine Des Grottes De Han
Parc de Furfooz ©
Parc de Furfooz

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore René Magritte Museum and Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History. Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Serres Royales De Laeken are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), ponder the world of politics at Abbaye de la Cambre, and make a trip to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Brussels online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dinant to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Escape the urban bustle at Minnewater Lake and Naaaktstrand Bredene. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Beach De Haan (in De Haan) and Maria Hendrikapark (in Ostend). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, take in the views from Nepomucenusbrug, get engrossed in the history at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and pause for some serene contemplation at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Bruges, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to De Cocksdorp.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Uitkerkse Polder, Beach De Haan, Naaaktstrand Bredene, Maria Hendrikapark
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

1
night
De Cocksdorp, The Netherlands

De Cocksdorp ©
De Cocksdorp is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Texel, trek along Sommeltjespad, identify plant and animal life at De Hoge Berg, thenexperience rural life at Novalishoeve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our De Cocksdorp visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Bruges to De Cocksdorp with the Route module. In May in De Cocksdorp, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Earnewald.

Things to do in De Cocksdorp

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Texel, De Hoge Berg
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:
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Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
Lighthouse Texel ©
Lighthouse Texel
Sommeltjespad ©
Sommeltjespad

3
nights
Earnewald, The Netherlands

Earnewald ©
Earnewâld is a small village in Tytsjerksteradiel in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and Boat rental Ouweseun. Take a break from the city and head to Deforelpoel and Verhuurbedrijf Hollema. When in Earnewald, make a side trip to see Binnenstad Bootverhuur in Sneek, approximately Sneek away.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Earnewald road trip tool.

You can drive from De Cocksdorp to Earnewald in 2.5 hours. In May in Earnewald, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Groningen.

Things to do in Earnewald

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trips

Verhuurbedrijf Hollema, Boat rental Ouweseun, Binnenstad Bootverhuur, Deforelpoel, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
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Verhuurbedrijf Hollema ©
Verhuurbedrijf Hollema
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Deforelpoel ©
Deforelpoel

3
nights
Groningen, The Netherlands

Groningen ©
Vredenhof and Hoofdstation Groningen will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to National Park Drentsche Aa and Het Reestdal. Get out of town with these interesting Groningen side-trips: Schiermonnikoog (Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad & Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog).

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Groningen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Earnewald to Groningen takes an hour. In May in Groningen, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Groningen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Schiermonnikoog, National Park Drentsche Aa, Het Reestdal
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Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog ©
Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog
Vredenhof ©
Vredenhof
Het Reestdal ©
Het Reestdal

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zaanse Schans and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen Schoorl (in Schoorl) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Jordaan, choose your vessel at Rederij De Jordaan, take a tour by water with Amsterdam Boat Experience, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planning app.

Getting from Groningen to Amsterdam by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Transportation

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen Schoorl, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Find places to stay May 10 — 15:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum