11 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Amsterdam Itinerary

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11 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Toronto, Canada


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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City travel route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Luxembourg City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Luxembourg City, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

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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 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels online vacation planner .

Getting from Luxembourg City to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a train to Ghent.

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Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
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 7th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, look for gifts at Dille and Kamille, step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, and finally make a trip to Ghent City Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ghent day trip tool .

Take a train from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, pause for some photo ops at Oude Griffie, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, stroll around Minnewaterpark, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges road trip website .

Bruges is very close to Ghent. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam holiday maker app .

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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