18 days in Benelux Itinerary

18 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Benelux journey planner
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and visit The Jordaan.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning website.

Seattle, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in April; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 56°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Antwerp, Belgium — 2 nights

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum Plantin-Moretus, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, then see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at ZOO Antwerpen (Dierentuin).

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp road trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 38°F. You'll set off for Bruges on the 27th (Fri).
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Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums
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Bruges, Belgium — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Gravensteen, Ghent City Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges online route builder.

You can drive from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brussels.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours
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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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

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You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
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