12 days in Benelux Itinerary

12 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Breda, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium

— 2 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Graslei and Korenlei, explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then make a trip to Ghent City Center, and finally snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Antwerp online trip builder.

Brussels to Antwerp is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. July in Antwerp sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Breda.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Breda, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. On the 16th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile House De Aarde Breda.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Breda online route planner.

Drive from Antwerp to Breda in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Breda

Museums · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Madurodam. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Old Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Wato Events (in 's-Gravenzande), Scheveningen Beach (in Scheveningen) and Beach Wassenaarseslag (in Wassenaar). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, and browse the different shops at Markthal.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rotterdam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Breda to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Anne Frank House and De Nieuwe Kerk will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Bloemendaal Beach (in Bloemendaal) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Hoge Veluwe National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Singel, walk around Vondelpark, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips