34 days in Luxembourg, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

34 days in Luxembourg, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 8 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 10 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Madrid, Spain

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxembourg City: Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal), Bourscheid Castle (in Bourscheid) and MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire (in Diekirch). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), don't miss a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and admire the verdant scenery at Moselle Valley.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Luxembourg City day trip planning site.

Madrid, Spain to Luxembourg City is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, Luxembourg City is little chillier than Madrid - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vianden, Parc Merveilleux, Mullerthal Trail, Moselle Valley, Stadtpark Echternach
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Vianden Castle ©
Vianden Castle
Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail
Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal) ©

8
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.
Step out of Brussels to go to Brugelette and see Pairi Daiza, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip builder website.

Getting from Luxembourg City to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Pairi Daiza
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Graslei and Korenlei, then get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, then don't miss a visit to Korenmarkt, and finally explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally take in the views from St Michael's Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ghent vacation planning tool.

You can take a train from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Ghent sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial & In Flanders Fields Museum). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

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

Bruges is just a short distance from Ghent. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Ieper (Ypres)
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

10
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Vleeshal, Grote Markt, &more) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and visit The Jordaan.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip builder tool.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Hague
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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