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 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Atomium, see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Brussels, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington, expect a bit cooler 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 27th (Tue) 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.
On the 28th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at The Flower Bulb Region, then take in nature's colorful creations at Keukenhof, and then head outdoors with Langevelderslag.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Leiden attractions planning site.

You can take a train from Brussels to Leiden in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Leiden are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors
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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