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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Atomium, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, make a trip to Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brussels itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Brussels. When traveling from Washington in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at The Flower Bulb Region, then admire the natural beauty at Keukenhof, and then head outdoors with Langevelderslag.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Leiden trip itinerary maker app.

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 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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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