17 days in Benelux Itinerary

17 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Almere, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 6 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Red Light District. Venture out of the city with trips to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland (in Delft). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore and take pictures at Anne Frank House, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site.

Durham, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Durham in August, things will get slightly colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Almere.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Almere, The Netherlands

— 4 nights
Almere is a planned city and municipality in the province of Flevoland, Netherlands, bordering Lelystad and Zeewolde. Get out of town with these interesting Almere side-trips: Utrecht (Dom Tower & Canals area), Apenheul (in Apeldoorn) and Kroller-Muller Museum (in Otterlo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoge Veluwe National Park, take a leisurely stroll along Huizen Haven Van 't Gooi, take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, and admire the striking features of De Dijkpoort van Hattem.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Almere online trip itinerary planner.

Almere is just a short distance from Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Almere

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 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.
Step out of Brussels with an excursion to The Markt in Bruges--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, contemplate the long history of Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brussels attractions planner.

You can drive from Almere to Brussels in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

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 10th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal).

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Pairi Daiza and then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip builder.

Getting from Luxembourg City to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips