14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  10​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
The Hague, Holland
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Rotterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Newark, United States


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1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

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 Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam route maker .

Newark, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in August: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
nights
The Hague, Holland

The Hague ©
Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
On the 6th (Tue), make a trip to Beestenmarkt and then ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights). On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Madurodam and then take in the waterfront at De Pier Scheveningen.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the The Hague itinerary planning site .

Traveling by bus from Amsterdam to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in The Hague sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Rotterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beestenmarkt
Highlights from your plan
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©

1
night
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Rotterdam trip planner .

Rotterdam is just a stone's throw from The Hague. In August, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Delft
Highlights from your plan
Markthal ©
Markthal
Euromast ©
Euromast

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathedral of Our Lady as well as Rubens House (Rubenshuis).

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Antwerp online tour planner .

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

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.
When in Bruges, make a side trip to see Menin Gate Memorial in Ieper (Ypres), approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Markt, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bruges tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Antwerp to Bruges by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Menin Gate Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
The Markt ©
The Markt

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Gravensteen, then don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at O.L.V. St Peter's Church. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, and then take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ghent trip app .

Ghent is just a short distance from Bruges. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Parks Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail ©
Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail
Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve ©
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

1
night
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.
To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites

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