11 days in United Kingdom & Benelux Itinerary

11 days in United Kingdom & Benelux Itinerary

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11 days in United Kingdom & Benelux Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly + Bus:  12​h
1
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
3
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  6​h 30​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis, United States

1
night
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
On the 7th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, then take an in-depth tour of Ulster Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Parliament Buildings, then admire the masterpieces at Ulster Folk Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at St. George's Market, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Belfast trip maker app .

Minneapolis, USA to Belfast is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Belfast is 6 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, expect Belfast to be somewhat warmer, temps between 48°F and 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ulster Folk Museum
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Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 9th (Mon), walk around Princes Street Gardens, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, then admire the striking features of Falkirk Wheel, and then explore the world behind art at Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh tour planner.

Fly from Belfast to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Belfast in March since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, Falkirk Wheel
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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Princes Street Gardens ©
Princes Street Gardens
Scottish National Portrait Gallery ©
Scottish National Portrait Gallery

3
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Explore hidden gems such as Liverpool Cathedral and Walls of Chester. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liverpool: Bodnant Garden (in Tal-y-Cafn), Conwy Castle (in Conwy) and Llandudno (Llandudno Promenade, Great Orme, &more). And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Antony Gormley's Another Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Liverpool trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Liverpool in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. March in Liverpool sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Llandudno, Bodnant Garden, Antony Gormley's Another Place, Walls of Chester, Beaumaris Castle
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
Great Orme ©
Great Orme

1
day
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.
On the 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Burg Square, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see maps, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip maker.

Getting from Liverpool to Bruges by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Liverpool to Bruges is 1 hour. In March in Bruges, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Burg Square ©
Burg Square
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, then examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge, make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then get lost in a book at OBA Library of Amsterdam, and finally gain insight at Body Worlds.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam planning site .

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rotterdam, Zaanse Schans, Canals area
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
OBA Library of Amsterdam ©
OBA Library of Amsterdam

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