15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Bloemendaal
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Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Koblenz, Germany
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Bloemendaal, The Netherlands

Bloemendaal is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): walk around Velserbeek.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bloemendaal road trip site.

Belfast, UK to Bloemendaal is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Belfast to Bloemendaal is 1 hour. When traveling from Belfast in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bloemendaal: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bloemendaal

Parks

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

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: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, stroll around Vondelpark, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Bloemendaal to Amsterdam in an hour. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Koblenz.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Koblenz, Germany

— 1 night

Gateway to the Romantic Rhine

Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): learn about all things military at VFF Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung Koblenz, then don't miss a visit to Deutsches Eck (German Corner), then pause for some photo ops at Historiensaule, and finally head outdoors with Mosel Radweg.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Koblenz online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Koblenz by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Koblenz

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

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: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, examine the collection at Atomium, explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, and admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels route planner.

You can drive from Koblenz to Brussels in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Koblenz, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Maison La Confiance, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges online route planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Antwerp, Belgium

— 2 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a stroll through Zurenborg, look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then pause for some photo ops at Pieter Appelmans Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then appreciate the history behind Hendrik Conscience Statue, then walk around Nachtegalen Park, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Antwerp trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Antwerp sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Maastricht, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 17th (Sat), look for gifts at de VerwonderinG, Head underground at Maastricht Underground, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Sint Pieter. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Stadspark, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Our Lady, steep yourself in history at Helpoort, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Maastricht online journey planner.

You can drive from Antwerp to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Utrecht, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanic Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom Tower, and then get to know the fascinating history of Canals area.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Utrecht day trip site.

You can drive from Maastricht to Utrecht in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Utrecht, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites · Parks