54 days in Holland, Belgium & United Kingdom Itinerary

54 days in Holland, Belgium & United Kingdom Itinerary

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54 days in Holland, Belgium & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly:  15​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Grasmere, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Ullapool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

6
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 The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Leidseplein and Jetsetart Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Grote Markt). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning site .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, expect Amsterdam to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Cathedral of Our Lady, Pierre Marcolini, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Atomium, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, wander the streets of Place St. Gery, and examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels journey site .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Antwerp
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

6
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.
Shop till you drop at The Chocolate Line Bruges and Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture. Do some cultural sightseeing at Groeningemuseum and Belfry of Bruges. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Spas, & more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, browse the exhibits of Gruuthusemuseum, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

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Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

6
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum. Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and examine the collection at Imperial War Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bruges to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bruges to London. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tee off at Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, then savor a hot drink at Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hailes Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at The Gallery at The Guild, steep yourself in history at Belas Knap, then examine the collection at Mechanical Music Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Peter & St Paul, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Moreton-in-Marsh day trip planning app .

Take a train from London to Moreton-in-Marsh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Historic Sites Golf Shopping

Side Trips

Winchcombe, Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, Church of St Peter & St Paul, St. Mary's Church, Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Belas Knap ©
Belas Knap

6
nights
Grasmere, United Kingdom

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Thornthwaite Galleries and Heaton Cooper Studio. Get in touch with nature at Alpacaly Ever After and Helm Crag. Change things up with these side-trips from Grasmere: SpindleCraft (in Holmrook), Buttermere (in Buttermere) and Silecroft Beach (in Silecroft). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castle Crag, view the masterpieces at Viridian Gallery, contemplate the long history of Eskdale Mill, and take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grasmere day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Moreton-in-Marsh to Grasmere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Seascale Beach, Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave), SpindleCraft
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag

4
nights
Ullapool, United Kingdom

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like RhueArt and Castle Varrich. Lotte Glob and Wee Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt (in Assynt), Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach) and Mellon Udrigle Beach (in Poolewe). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Red Point Beach, stroll through Scourie Bay, take in the views from Kylesku Bridge, and stop by The Culkein Store.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ullapool online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Grasmere to Ullapool by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Durness, Kinlochbervie, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Dun Dornaigil Broch, The Jammery Culkein
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

6
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get outdoors at Aigas Field Centre and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Head to Picaresque Books and Castle Galleryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Loch Morlich (in Aviemore), RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Glenfarclas Distillery, pause for some serene contemplation at Nigg Old Church, cruise along General Wade’s Military Roads, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Embo Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Ullapool to Inverness in 1.5 hours. In January in Inverness, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Beauly, Tarbat Discovery Centre, Nigg Old Church, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve ©
Tarbat Discovery Centre ©
Tarbat Discovery Centre

4
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Step out of the city life by going to Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Glen Etive. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) (in Gorteneorn), Samalaman Beach (in Glenuig) and All The Goodness (in Ardelve). There's lots more to do: hike along Glencoe Lochan, enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters.

Plan a Fort William trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, The Three Sisters, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), Inchree Waterfalls, Camusdarach Beach
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse are in your itinerary. Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Stills Galleryfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh vacation builder app .

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In February in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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