7 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

7 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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7 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Plattsburgh, United States
Fly:  19​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 day
train:  45​min
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Plattsburgh, United States

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), make a trip to Grand Place, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, then examine the collection at Atomium, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip builder tool .

Plattsburgh, USA to Brussels is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Plattsburgh to Brussels, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Plattsburgh in July, plan for little chillier days in Brussels, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, and finally take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ghent trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Ghent are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bruges
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 5th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt van Antwerpen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, pause for some serene contemplation at De Kathedraal, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint James's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carolus Borromeus Church.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Ghent to Antwerp by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ghent in July, you will find days in Antwerp are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei
Carolus Borromeus Church ©
Carolus Borromeus Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam travel planning website .

Traveling by train from Antwerp to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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