11 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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11 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Accra, Ghana
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Accra, Ghana

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: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planning website .

Accra, Ghana to Brussels is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Accra to Brussels. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Accra in November, with highs in Brussels at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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 29th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges holiday site .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Bruges, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Anne Frank House, take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and meet the residents at ARTIS.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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