10 days in Benelux Itinerary

10 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Blankenberge, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Bureau Amsterdam. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, visit The Jordaan, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Antwerp, Belgium

— 1 night
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, view the masterpieces at Museum De Reede, then take a stroll through Zurenborg, then examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Antwerp trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Blankenberge.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Blankenberge, Belgium

— 1 night
Blankenberge is a town and a municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Huisje van Majutte, then try for a hole-in-one at Mini Crazy Golf, then tee off at Royal Ostend Golf Club, and finally kick back and relax at Beach De Haan.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Blankenberge trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Antwerp to Blankenberge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Antwerp in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Blankenberge: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Blankenberge

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally stop by Jan De Clerck.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bruges itinerary website.

Bruges is very close to Blankenberge. In June, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Ghent, Belgium

— 1 night
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and then look for gifts at Dille and Kamille.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Ghent sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Ghent are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
On the 5th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then make a trip to Atomium, and finally see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brussels day trip tool.

Getting from Ghent to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites