11 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Utrecht Itinerary

11 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Utrecht Itinerary

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11 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Utrecht Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Utrecht, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Madrid, Spain


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2
nights
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 16th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Beaufort Castles, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Dicks and Lentz, and then examine the collection at Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Chateau Esch-sur-Sure, explore the ancient world of Bourscheid Castle, step into the grandiose world of Larochette Castle, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadel of the Holy Spirit (Citadelle du St-Esprit).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Luxembourg City trip planner .

Madrid, Spain to Luxembourg City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, things will get a bit cooler in Luxembourg City: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises, Larochette Castle, Chateau Esch-sur-Sure, Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, Bourscheid Castle
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Beaufort Castles ©
Beaufort Castles
Bourscheid Castle ©
Bourscheid Castle
Larochette Castle ©
Larochette Castle

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 18th (Wed): take a stroll through Place St. Gery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Poelaert, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Gilles, then explore the world behind art at Van Buuren Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Gaasbeek Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): stop by Mary Chocolatier, contemplate the long history of Luxembourg Square, then contemplate the long history of Stoclet House, then see the interesting displays at Fondation Folon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Arenberg Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip website .

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Brussels sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gaasbeek Castle, Fondation Folon, Arenberg Castle
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Eglise Saint Gilles ©
Eglise Saint Gilles
Fondation Folon ©
Fondation Folon
Van Buuren Museum ©
Van Buuren Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Kraanlei, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen, then stroll the grounds of Flanders Field American Cemetery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at STAM Ghent City Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter's Abbey, then explore the world behind art at Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ghent planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September in Ghent, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kortrijk, Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen, Flanders Field American Cemetery
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St. Nicholas' Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas' Cathedral
STAM Ghent City Museum ©
STAM Ghent City Museum
Museum Voor Schone Kunsten ©
Museum Voor Schone Kunsten

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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 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brugge Sint Jacobskerk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), get to know the fascinating history of Arentshof, then appreciate the history behind The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Bedford House Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Hop Museum, then stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium, and then stop by Chocolates & Happiness.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges online tour itinerary planner .

Bruges is just a short distance from Ghent. September in Bruges sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bedford House Cemetery, German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium, The Hop Museum
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Sint-Walburgakerk ©
Sint-Walburgakerk
Bedford House Cemetery ©
Bedford House Cemetery

1
night
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
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 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Antwerp road trip app .

You can take a bus from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lier, Abdij Tongerlo, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk
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St. Andrew's Church ©
St. Andrew's Church
Abdij Tongerlo ©
Abdij Tongerlo
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk ©

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night
Utrecht, Holland

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, pause for some serene contemplation at Pandhof Domkerk, pause for some serene contemplation at Pieterskerk Utrecht uit 1039, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanic Gardens, then explore the historical opulence of Slot Zuylen, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Janskerk.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Utrecht day trip planning website .

Getting from Antwerp to Utrecht by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk ©
St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk
Pandhof Domkerk ©
Pandhof Domkerk
Slot Zuylen ©
Slot Zuylen

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