3 days in Belgium & South Holland Province Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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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 24th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and finally browse the exhibits of Atomium.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brussels planning tool.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in April, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are little chillier, around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Leiden.
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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 25th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at The Flower Bulb Region, admire the natural beauty at Keukenhof, and then head outdoors with Langevelderslag.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Leiden online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Leiden takes 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 25th (Sun) 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