11 days in Benelux Itinerary

11 days in Benelux Itinerary

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11 days in Benelux Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Houston, United States

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary maker site .

Houston, USA to Bruges is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Houston in May, with highs in Bruges at 62°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train 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 ©
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 Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Corne Port-Royalfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

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You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and KochxBos Art Gallery capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Cheese and More Delft (in Delft) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, explore the galleries of De Nieuwe Kerk, pause for some serene contemplation at English Reformed Church, and take a stroll through Leidseplein.

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You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cheese and More Delft, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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