10 days in Belgium, Copenhagen & Amsterdam Itinerary

10 days in Belgium, Copenhagen & Amsterdam Itinerary

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10 days in Belgium, Copenhagen & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  19​h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, then get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, and then make a trip to Stroeget. On your second day here, pedal to the sights with City Bike Adventures Copenhagen, then explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and then admire the masterpieces at The David Collection.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen sightseeing planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Copenhagen is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Copenhagen. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
The David Collection ©
The David Collection

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, and then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Brussels travel planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ghent
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Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Atomium ©
Atomium
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

few
hours
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 6th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally stop by The Bottle Shop.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip planning tool .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

3
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 7th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof. On your second day here, take a stroll through The Jordaan and then stroll through The Amstel.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip builder website .

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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