13 days in Aachen, Benelux & Valenciennes Itinerary

13 days in Aachen, Benelux & Valenciennes Itinerary

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Aachen, Germany
— Few hours
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Verviers, Belgium
— 1 night
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Liege, Belgium
— 1 night
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Valenciennes, France
— Few hours
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Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
— Few hours
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Delft, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
— 1 night

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Aachen, Germany

Aachen

City of Water

Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Aachen attractions tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Düsseldorf Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport and Weeze Airport. In July, daytime highs in Aachen are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Verviers.

Things to do in Aachen

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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Verviers, Belgium

Verviers ©
Verviers is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège.The Verviers municipality includes the old communes of Ensival, Lambermont, Petit-Rechain, Stembert, and Heusy. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mullerthal Trail, Massen Shopping Center and Biermuseum. On the 9th (Thu), examine the collection at La Chocolaterie Darcis, then examine the collection at Biermuseum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Massen Shopping Center.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Verviers day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aachen to Verviers takes an hour. In July in Verviers, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Liege.

Things to do in Verviers

Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Vianden Castle
4.6
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Specialty Museum
Biermuseum
3.9
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Hiking Trail
Mullerthal Trail
4.8

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Liege, Belgium

Liege ©

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Place du Marche as well as Montagne de Bueren. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Montagne de Bueren and then wander the streets of La Place du Marche.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Liege day trip app.

Liege is just a short distance from Verviers. July in Liege sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Valenciennes.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

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Valenciennes, France

Valenciennes
Valenciennes is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.It lies on the Scheldt river. To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Valenciennes road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liege to Valenciennes takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Ghent.

Things to do in Valenciennes

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Tours

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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.
You've added De Bootjes Van Gent - Rederij Dewaele, St Michael's Bridge, Ghent City Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sat), wander the streets of Patershol.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ghent itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Valenciennes to Ghent takes 1.5 hours. July in Ghent sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 56°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Gravensteen
4.4
Must see
Ghent City Center
4.8
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Religious Site
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
4.6

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

Venice of the North

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 The Markt, Kantcentrum, Chocolatier Dumon, and other attractions you added. On the 13th (Mon), get outside with Bruges Bike Rental, explore the landscape on two wheels at Koning Albert I Park, then steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then walk around Minnewaterpark, and finally see the interesting displays at Diamond Museum. On the next day, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in the views from St Bonifacius Bridge, contemplate the long history of Kruispoort, then examine the collection at Kantcentrum, and finally stop by Chocolatier Dumon.

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Traveling by car from Ghent to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Basilica of the Holy Blood
4.5
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World heritage site
Belfry of Bruges
4.5

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arboretum Kalmthout, Grand Diamonds Jewelry and Grote Markt.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Antwerp road trip app.

You can drive from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Bruges, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Antwerp, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Grote Markt
4.6
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Historic Site
Fort De Roovere
4.1
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Grand Diamonds Jewelry
4.9

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam

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.
To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rotterdam tour app.

You can drive from Antwerp to Rotterdam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Kinderdijk.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

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Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

Kinderdijk ©
Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Molenwaard, in the province South Holland, about 15km east of Rotterdam. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of World Heritage Kinderdijk.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kinderdijk travel route builder website.

Kinderdijk is just a short distance from Rotterdam. In July, daytime highs in Kinderdijk are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Delft.

Things to do in Kinderdijk

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Delft, The Netherlands

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Leiden American Pilgrim Museum, Lange Voorhout, Panorama Mesdag, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and then make a trip to Beestenmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, examine the collection at Museum Prinsenhof Delft, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Delft online tour planner.

Getting from Kinderdijk to Delft by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Delft can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Delft

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've added Bootverhuur Giethoorn, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you want with Boat Amsterdam, don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westerkerk, examine the collection at Cromhout House, then hunt for treasures at Bloemenmarkt, and finally explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Delft to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arnhem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Must see
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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Must see
Rijksmuseum
4.6

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Arnhem, The Netherlands

Arnhem ©

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
Your day by day itinerary now includes De Eusebiuskerk Arnhem as well as Kasteel Rosendael. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Kasteel Rosendael.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Arnhem trip builder.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Arnhem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Arnhem sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arnhem

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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