14 days in Benelux Itinerary

14 days in Benelux Itinerary

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14 days in Benelux Itinerary

Start: Lafayette, United States
New orleans:  19​h 30​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kaatsheuvel, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Lafayette, United States

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems fromĀ its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Beer Tastings & Tours and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: European Flight Simulator (in Gosselies) and St Symphorien Military Cemetery (in Mons). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, admire the striking features of Guild Houses, browse the exhibits of Atomium, and partake in some friendly competition at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary site .

Lafayette, USA to Brussels is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Lafayette in November, expect nights in Brussels to be a bit cooler, around 38°F, while days are cooler, around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Fun & Games Tours

Side Trips

European Flight Simulator, St Symphorien Military Cemetery
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European Flight Simulator ©
European Flight Simulator
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Belfry of Bruges and The Old Chocolate House. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (in Zonnebeke), Ieper (Ypres) (Saint Julien Memorial & Market Square) and Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (in Poperinge). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bruges Art Route, pause for some photo ops at Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, and take a leisurely stroll along Rozenhoedkaai.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Bruges day trip app .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Bruges sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
The Markt ©
The Markt

1
night
Kaatsheuvel, Holland

Kaatsheuvel ©
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. On the 27th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen and then find something for the whole family at Efteling. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Groothoofdspoort and then examine the collection at Huis Van Gijn.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kaatsheuvel road trip planning website .

You can drive from Bruges to Kaatsheuvel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 39°F. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dordrecht, Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen
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Efteling ©
Efteling
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen ©
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen
Huis Van Gijn ©
Huis Van Gijn

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and The Jordaan. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Utrecht and see Canals area, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, get lost in a book at OBA Library of Amsterdam, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam itinerary planner.

Drive from Kaatsheuvel to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. November in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 40°F at night. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Canals area, Zaanse Schans
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Room Escape Games

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