11 days in Benelux Itinerary

11 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 19th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges day trip planner.

Houston, USA to Bruges is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Bruges is 7 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Houston in May: high temperatures in Bruges hover around 62°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
You'll explore and learn at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Atomium. Head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Corne Port-Royalfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip tool.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Get some historical perspective at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Cheese and More Delft (in Delft) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, shop like a local with Leidseplein, and take in the exciting artwork at KochxBos Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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