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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Atomium, see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, then 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).

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip 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 slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to 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 1st (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at The Flower Bulb Region, then admire the natural beauty at Keukenhof, and then get outside with Langevelderslag.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Leiden vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Leiden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Leiden can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time 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