11 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Copenhagen Itinerary

11 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Copenhagen Itinerary

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11 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Copenhagen Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, see a show at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Amsterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Amsterdam is much colder than Cairo - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
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 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Markt, stop by The Bottle Shop, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and finally look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

3
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and make a trip to Atomium.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip website .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
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 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, then take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, then pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): laugh and play at Tivoli Gardens and then see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip planner .

Fly from Brussels to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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