12 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

12 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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12 days in Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  45​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Autoworld, Parc du Cinquantenaire, Mont des Arts, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural Sciences, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then pause for some photo ops at Jeanneke Pis, and finally don't miss a visit to Zinneke Pis.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brussels tour itinerary planning app .

Mumbai, India to Brussels is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Brussels is minus 4 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in June, with highs in Brussels at 23°C and lows at 12°C. You will leave for Bruges on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Brugse Vrije, The Markt and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Brugse Vrije, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, make a trip to The Markt, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels tour planner .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Ghent on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Graslei and Korenlei, Korenmarkt and Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle). Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at STAM Ghent City Museum, take an in-depth tour of Gravensteen, take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, then don't miss a visit to Korenmarkt, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle).

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ghent driving holiday site .

Take a train from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner .

Take a train from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off toAmsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites

4
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.
You've added Rembrandtplein, Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), A'dam Lookout, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and The Jordaan. Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Zaanse Schans will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Rotterdam Zoo in Rotterdam (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and steep yourself in history at Portuguese Synagogue.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, Rotterdam Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
To find out how to plan a trip to Brussels, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You will leave for home on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites

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