11 days in United Kingdom, Amsterdam & Bruges Itinerary

11 days in United Kingdom, Amsterdam & Bruges Itinerary

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11 days in United Kingdom, Amsterdam & Bruges Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Mumbai, India

3
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: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, and explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam vacation site .

Mumbai, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get much colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to Gravensteen in Ghent, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Markt, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online holiday builder .

Getting from Bruges to Edinburgh by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bruges to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

2
nights
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
On the 12th (Tue), walk around David Welch Winter Gardens, then step into the grandiose world of Dunnottar Castle, then examine the collection at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Porter's Gin Micro Distillery.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aberdeen trip planner .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dunnottar Castle
Highlights from your plan
David Welch Winter Gardens ©
David Welch Winter Gardens
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Aberdeen Maritime Museum ©
Aberdeen Maritime Museum

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