31 days in Benelux Itinerary

31 days in Benelux Itinerary

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31 days in Benelux Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Fly:  7​h
1
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Liege, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Maastricht, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
5
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
7
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Rotterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
9
The Hague, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
10
Utrecht, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
11
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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.
You've added Dent Creuse, Altstadt Vianden., Saint Michel's Church, and other attractions to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Luxembourg City to Vianden to see Chateau de Vianden about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), make a trip to Barrio Grund, tour the pleasant surroundings at Casemates du Bock, and admire the landmark architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame).

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Luxembourg City online attractions planner .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Luxembourg City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August, you will find days in Luxembourg City are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vianden, Bourscheid Castle, Abbey of Echternach, Beaufort Castles
Highlights from your plan
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

2
nights
Liege, Belgium

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Citadelle (Citadel), Curtius Museum, Bastogne War Museum, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bouillon. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Montagne de Bueren, then get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle, then don't miss a visit to Place Saint-Lambert, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadelle (Citadel).

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Liege vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Liege takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Liege are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Liege

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Bouillon, Citadelle (Citadel), Bastogne War Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon
Montagne de Bueren ©
Montagne de Bueren

2
nights
Maastricht, Holland

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bonnefanten Museum, Netherlands American Cemetery, Saint Servaasbridge, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Bonnefanten Museum, then Head underground at Maastricht Underground, and then make a trip to Saint Servaasbridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Servatius, steep yourself in history at Fort Sint Pieter, and then stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Maastricht trip tool .

Maastricht is just a stone's throw from Liege. In August in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Netherlands American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Maastricht Underground ©
Maastricht Underground
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Fort Sint Pieter ©
Fort Sint Pieter

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles as well as Magritte Museum. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels travel planner.

Drive from Maastricht to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, and finally see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Antwerp day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Antwerp sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Ghent.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Graslei and Korenlei, Laarne Castle and The House of Alijn. On the 15th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Laarne Castle and then make a trip to Ghent City Center. On the next day, see the interesting displays at STAM Ghent City Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), and finally step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ghent trip site .

You can take a train from Antwerp to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Ghent, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

3
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.
Bruges is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Markt, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges online journey builder .

Bruges is just a short distance from Ghent. In August, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

2
nights
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes World Heritage Kinderdijk as well as Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): browse the exhibits of World Heritage Kinderdijk, enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rotterdam Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kijk-Kubus, then see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, then examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and finally snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rotterdam trip planner .

Drive from Bruges to Rotterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to The Hague.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, World Heritage Kinderdijk
Highlights from your plan
Kijk-Kubus ©
Kijk-Kubus
Euromast ©
Euromast

2
nights
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): get a sense of history and politics at Vredespaleis and then get in on the family fun at Madurodam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at De Pier Scheveningen, see the interesting displays at Louwman Museum The Hague, then explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our The Hague trip builder site .

The Hague is very close to Rotterdam. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Utrecht.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Vredespaleis ©
Vredespaleis

2
nights
Utrecht, Holland

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dom Tower, Canals area and Hoge Veluwe National Park. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoge Veluwe National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Utrecht day trip planner .

You can take a train from The Hague to Utrecht in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Utrecht sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoge Veluwe National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Canals area ©
Canals area
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner .

Amsterdam is just a stone's throw from Utrecht. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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