31 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Holland Itinerary

31 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Holland Itinerary

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31 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Holland Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
+2
Fly + train + bus:  14​h 30​min
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bastogne, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Maastricht, Holland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
The Hague, Holland
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Denver, United States

5
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get outdoors at Minnewater Lake and Bruges Art Route. Get some cultural insight at Beguinage (Begijnhof) and Belfry of Bruges. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip itinerary tool .

Denver, USA to Bruges is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Time (CET) is 8 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in August: highs in Bruges hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

5
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.
Grand Place and Royal Palace of Brussels will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Atomium and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural Sciences, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and get to know the fascinating history of Mont des Arts.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip planning site .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bastogne.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
nights
Bastogne, Belgium

Bastogne ©
Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Bouillon and Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial. Step out of the city life by going to The Domain of the Caves of Han and La Roche-aux-Faucons. Venture out of the city with trips to Sentier des Songes (in Virton), Montagne Saint-Pierre Nature (in Vise) and Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin (in Comblain-au-Pont). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Bastogne War Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bastogne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Brussels to Bastogne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Bastogne

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

La Roche-aux-Faucons, Montagne Saint-Pierre Nature, Chateau de Bouillon, Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Sentier des Songes
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial ©

4
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Le Chemin de la Corniche and Casemates du Bock. Get some historical perspective at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial and Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxembourg City: Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort), Chateau de Vianden (in Vianden) and Kikuoka Country Club (in Canach). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), step into the grandiose world of Larochette Castle, examine the collection at Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises, and steep yourself in history at Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal).

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Luxembourg City route planner .

Traveling by car from Bastogne to Luxembourg City takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Beaufort Castles, Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises, Kikuoka Country Club, Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, Chateau de Vianden
Highlights from your plan
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

4
nights
Maastricht, Holland

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
You'll explore and learn at Natural History Museum (Natuurhistorisch Museum) and Bonnefanten Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maastricht Underground and Museum aan het Vrijthof. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, learn about winemaking at Wijngaard Apostelhoeve, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brouwerij Bosch, and shop like a local with Grote Staat.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Maastricht trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Maastricht in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Maastricht

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bonnefanten Museum ©
Bonnefanten Museum
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Fort Sint Pieter ©
Fort Sint Pieter

1
night
The Hague, Holland

The Hague ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll around Landgoed Clingendael, then admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), then get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the The Hague route maker site .

You can drive from Maastricht to The Hague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Maastricht in August: highs in The Hague hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Amsterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Mesdag ©
Panorama Mesdag
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©

7
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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 Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at The Jordaan and Van Gogh Museum. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, examine the collection at Micropia, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from The Hague to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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