15 days in Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

15 days in Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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15 days in Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Haarlem, Holland
— 1 night
train:  30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
5
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India

1
night
Haarlem, Holland

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zaanse Schans. On the 19th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Haarlem trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Haarlem is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Haarlem due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in October, things will get cooler in Haarlem: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): examine the collection at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and finally admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam holiday planner .

Amsterdam is very close to Haarlem. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Gravensteen (in Ghent). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bruges vacation planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Menin Gate Memorial, Gravensteen
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and don't miss a visit to Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip planning site .

Take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vianden, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Johannes Bertels. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, then make a trip to Barrio Grund, then examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Casemates du Bock.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Vianden, Statue of Johannes Bertels
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Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

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