10 days in South Holland Province & Belgium Itinerary

10 days in South Holland Province & Belgium Itinerary

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


The Hague, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, then explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and finally view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, see the interesting displays at Louwman Museum The Hague, then admire the natural beauty at Keukenhof, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our The Hague road trip website.

Washington, USA to The Hague is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In May, The Hague is a bit cooler than Washington - with highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a train to Brussels.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, contemplate the long history of Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brussels journey planner.

You can take a train from The Hague to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bruges.
Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Bruges, Belgium — 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Gravensteen, Ghent City Center, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges visit planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip
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South Holland Province travel guide

Gardens · Specialty Museums · Landmarks

Belgium travel guide

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.