10 days in Belgium & South Holland Province Itinerary

10 days in Belgium & South Holland Province Itinerary

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Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Washington

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Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bruges tour planning site.

Washington, USA to Bruges is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in May, things will get little chillier in Bruges: highs are around 62°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brussels.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to The Hague.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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The Hague, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and Madurodam. Change things up with these side-trips from The Hague: Lisse (Keukenhof & Old Zandvliet Farm). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, make a trip to De Candelaer, and explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read The Hague trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to The Hague in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in The Hague are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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South Holland Province travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Landmarks