7 days in Belgium, Venice & Amsterdam Itinerary

7 days in Belgium, Venice & Amsterdam Itinerary

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7 days in Belgium, Venice & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  6 h
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Dublin, Ireland

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Venice is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Venice due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castello Estense, Basilica di Aquileia
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

2
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 29th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally explore the activities along Herengracht. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goois Natuurreservaat and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Amstel.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in February, you will find days in Amsterdam are a bit cooler (7°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Goois Natuurreservaat
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
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 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at STAM Ghent City Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then make a trip to Korenmarkt, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gravensteen.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ghent trip planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Ghent in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
St. Nicholas' Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas' Cathedral

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally head outdoors with Bruges Art Route.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bruges travel route planner.

Bruges is just a short distance from Ghent. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Trails Parks
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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