9 days in Benelux Itinerary

9 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Benelux trip planner

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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Atomium, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary maker site.

Newark, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Brussels. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in August: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 71°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 25th (Wed), steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, then get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip site.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Bruges sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam visit planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29: