23 days in Benelux Itinerary

23 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Liege, Belgium
Drive
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Charleroi, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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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.
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, see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels itinerary planning tool.

Medellin, Colombia to Brussels is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Medellin to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Medellin in June, with highs in Brussels at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Bruges, Belgium

— 5 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.
Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Gravensteen, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Liege on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Liege, Belgium

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
On the 18th (Fri), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Walesa Antique Decoration By Aurore Morisse.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Liege trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Bruges to Liege in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Charleroi.

Things to do in Liege

Shopping

Charleroi, Belgium

— 3 nights
Charleroi is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. Venture out of the city with trips to The Strepy-Thieu Funicular Lift (in Le Roeulx), St Symphorien Military Cemetery (in Mons) and Schiffshebewerke des belgischen Canal du Centre (in La Louviere). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Memorial Waterloo 1815, relax in the rural setting at Ferme Apicole des Neuf Bonniers, sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie des Eaux Vives, and admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins d'Annevoie.

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You can drive from Liege to Charleroi in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In June, daytime highs in Charleroi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Charleroi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Kaashuis Tromp (in Heemstede) and Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online route planner.

You can drive from Charleroi to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Hague (Lange Voorhout, Madurodam, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, admire the landmark architecture of Old Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rotterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

— 1 night

City of Lights

The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Mierlo war cemetary, explore the engaging exhibits at HomeComputerMuseum, then get in on the family fun at Speelpark de Splinter, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bottle Distillery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Eindhoven trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Eindhoven takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Eindhoven can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Arnhem.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Arnhem, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum and then stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Arnhem holiday maker app.

You can drive from Eindhoven to Arnhem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Arnhem, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Arnhem

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip