8 days in Benelux Itinerary

8 days in Benelux Itinerary

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8 days in Benelux Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Amsterdam is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Amsterdam. In December, Amsterdam is cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally browse the exhibits of Atomium.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brussels travel route website .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxembourg City: Chateau de Vianden (in Vianden) and Statue of Johannes Bertels (in Echternach). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), and make a trip to Place Guillaume II.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City online day trip planner .

Drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Vianden, Statue of Johannes Bertels
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden

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