19 days in Benelux Itinerary

19 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 2 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Casemates du Bock and Saint Michel's Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le Chemin de la Corniche and Museum Drai Eechelen. Get out of town with these interesting Luxembourg City side-trips: Caves St Martin (in Remich) and Kikuoka Country Club (in Canach). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, stroll around Parcs de la Petrusse, make a trip to Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, and explore the fascinating underground world of Petrusse Casemates.

Discover how to plan a Luxembourg City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Karlsruhe, Germany to Luxembourg City is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Villers, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La plage de Renipont. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Atomium, contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels itinerary planner.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September in Brussels, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 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 3rd (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, browse the exhibits of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, stroll around Minnewaterpark, then take in the spiritual surroundings of De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, steep yourself in history at Huiz Perez de Malvenda, don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brugge Sint Jacobskerk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Walburgakerk, and finally take in the views from St Bonifacius Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges day trip planner.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carolus Borromeus Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church, get to know the fascinating history of Vlaeykensgang, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sint-Jacob Antwerpen, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sint-Annastrand. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Zurenborg, get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gummarus Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof Lier.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Antwerp journey maker.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Hague, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

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 7th (Wed), view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then examine the collection at Molenmuseum de Valk, then get engrossed in the history at Museum De Lakenhal, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kasteel Duivenvoorde. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Scheveningen Beach, take a peaceful walk through Haagse Bos, then admire all the interesting features of Museum Paul Tetar van Elven, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the The Hague online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Antwerp to The Hague takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in The Hague are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

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.
On the 9th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk, contemplate the long history of Huis Sonneveld, then visit Kop van Zuid, and finally stroll around Het Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hoek van Holland beach, then examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus, and finally admire the striking features of Witte Huis.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rotterdam day trip tool.

Traveling by car from The Hague to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Get outdoors at Herengracht and The Amstel. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter, and explore and take pictures at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online holiday planner.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Apenheul and De Brink. Castle Cannenburch and 't Veluws Zandsculpturenfestijn are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Paleispark Het Loo, walk around Oranjepark, examine the collection at Veluwsche Stoomtrein Maatschappij, and find something for the whole family at Kinderparadijs Malkenschoten.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Apeldoorn road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Apeldoorn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips