11 days in Belgium, Portugal & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Belgium, Portugal & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Lagos, Portugal
— 1 night
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
6
Funchal, Portugal
— 1 night
7
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, thensteep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Amsterdam is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Beirut in September, with highs in Amsterdam at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
De Duif ©
De Duif
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof

1
night
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 (Tue): look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, thensample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Shopping Breweries & Distilleries
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Church of Our Lady Bruges ©
Church of Our Lady Bruges

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, make a trip to Grand Place, thenadmire the striking features of Notre Dame de la Chapelle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, and then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brussels online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ghent
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Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

1
night
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
On the 25th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Meia Praia, thenkick back and relax at Praia do Camilo, thenexplore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and finally kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Lagos road trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Lagos by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Lagos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Lagos: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Meia Praia ©
Meia Praia
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to Rossio Square, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, thenmake a trip to Belém Tower, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Sao Roque, wander the streets of Chiado, appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, thendon't miss a visit to Rua Augusta, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

Before you visit Lisbon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Chiado ©
Chiado
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Caravel Art Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, thenstop by Zumba Wear Madeira, thenexplore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Palace Madeira.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Funchal trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Funchal takes 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in September since evenings lows in Funchal dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Cabo Girao
Highlights from your plan
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao
Caravel Art Center ©
Caravel Art Center

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, take a leisurely stroll along Ribeira Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas.

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

Getting from Funchal to Porto by flight takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in September, plan for little chillier nights in Porto, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping Nature Parks
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Douro River ©
Douro River
Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco ©
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo

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