13 days in Benelux Itinerary

13 days in Benelux Itinerary

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13 days in Benelux Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  12 h 15 min
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  30 min
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h
7
Den Burg, The Netherlands
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

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 Your Bruges Tours, Photo Tour Brugge, Basilica of the Holy Blood, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Burg Square, gain interesting insight with Legends Free Walking Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then capture your vacation like a pro with Photo Tour Brugge, then take a memorable tour with Boottochten Brugge, and finally deepen your understanding of the past and present with Your Bruges Tours.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Bruges online trip builder .

New York City, USA to Bruges is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Bruges at 67°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Tours Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Legends Free Walking Tours ©
Legends Free Walking Tours
Burg Square ©
Burg Square
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

2
nights
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 now added Walking tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen Castle, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, make a trip to Korenmarkt, take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Michielskerk.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent route planning site .

Ghent is just a short distance from Bruges. In June in Ghent, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You've added Royal Palace of Brussels, Atomium, Delirium, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 19th (Wed), join in the after-dark buzz at Delirium, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, examine the collection at Atomium, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bastogne.

Things to do in Brussels

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vianden. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Petrusse Casemates, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pfaffenthal Lift / Aufzug/ Scenic lift, and finally explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bastogne to Luxembourg City in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chateau de Vianden
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Palace Amsterdam, Free Walking Tours Amsterdam, The Jordaan, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a tour by water with Amsterdam Canal Cruises, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, gain interesting insight with Free Walking Tours Amsterdam, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Terschelling to Amsterdam in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
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.
Central Station has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Thu), make a trip to Grote Markt van Antwerpen, get to know the fascinating history of Vlaeykensgang, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the striking features of Central Station, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Antwerp are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Den Burg.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

1
night
Den Burg, The Netherlands

Den Burg
Den Burg is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Den Burg road trip app .

Explore your travel options from Antwerp to Den Burg with the Route module. Traveling from Antwerp in June, expect nights in Den Burg to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Den Burg

Outdoors Museums Parks

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