13 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & North Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & North Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  14 h 45 min
4
Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: New Delhi, 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, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and stroll around Vondelpark.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New Delhi to Amsterdam, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip site.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, make a trip to The Markt, appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally stop by Carpentier-Goegebeuer.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bruges trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Bruges are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

2
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri road trip planning app.

Do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus from Bruges to Akureyri in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bruges to Akureyri due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bruges in January, expect Akureyri to be slightly colder, temps between 2°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
Highlights from your plan
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja

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