28 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Milan Itinerary

28 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Milan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
2
Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 5 nights
5
Milan, Italy
— 7 nights
6
Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Bike Is Ready. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, admire the natural beauty at Park Frankendael, and stop by The Jordaan.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam vacation tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in August; daily highs in Amsterdam reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Giethoorn, The Netherlands

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Appreciate the collections at De Oude Aarde and Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie. Visiting Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Giethoorn: Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden (in Leeuwarden), Kamp Westerbork (in Hooghalen) and Groninger Museum (in Groningen). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Giethoorn holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Giethoorn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Giethoorn sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Kamp Westerbork, Groninger Museum, IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
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Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
Kamp Westerbork ©
Kamp Westerbork

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Take a break from the city and head to Etangs d'Ixelles and Piscine L'Espadon. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Atomium, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cantillon Brewery, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brussels itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Giethoorn to Brussels takes 3.5 hours. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

5
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Get in touch with nature at Minnewater Lake and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Get out of town with these interesting Ghent side-trips: Bruges (Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, Belfry of Bruges, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghent Altarpiece, and take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ghent trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Ghent by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

7
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Milano and Castello di Vezio. You'll explore and learn at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte and Madonna del Ghisallo. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino (in Griante), Riva Bianca Beach (in Lierna) and Enoteca Principessa (in Bellagio). The adventure continues: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, head outdoors with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, admire the verdant scenery at Valchiavenna, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia Tranquilla.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Ghent to Milan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Milan is a bit warmer than Ghent - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Antwerp.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Varenna, Lake Como, Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

3
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
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 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sint-Annastrand, visit Meir, and then make a trip to Grote Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, appreciate the history behind Pieter Appelmans Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, thenlook for gifts at Carat Fine Jewellery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Antwerp trip builder tool.

Fly from Milan to Antwerp in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in August, things will get a bit cooler in Antwerp: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Shopping Neighborhoods Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Meir ©
Meir
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom

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