3 days in Belgium & South Holland Province Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Leiden, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Washington


Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Wed), examine the collection at Atomium, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brussels road trip planning site.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. While traveling from Washington, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a train to Leiden.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Leiden, The Netherlands — 1 night

Museum City

Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at The Flower Bulb Region, then stroll around Keukenhof, and then get outside with Langevelderslag.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Leiden online attractions planner.

Take a train from Brussels to Leiden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Leiden, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

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.

South Holland Province travel guide

Gardens · Specialty Museums · Landmarks