58 days in Benelux Itinerary

58 days in Benelux Itinerary

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58 days in Benelux Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 15 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Maastricht, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Liege, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 15 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 15 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

15
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Vleeshal, Frans Hals Museum, & more), Delft (DOK Delft, Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, & more) and The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & Kids Eiland The haque). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, meet the residents at ARTIS, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Amsterdam. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haarlem, Delft, The Hague, Keukenhof
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Maastricht, Holland

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 20th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Beeldentuin Maastricht, stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Begraafplaats Margraten, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church). On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud and then explore the striking landscape of National Park de Meinweg.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Maastricht trip builder site .

Getting from Amsterdam to Maastricht by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Margraten, St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church), Beeldentuin Maastricht, Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud, National Park de Meinweg
Highlights from your plan
Beeldentuin Maastricht ©
Beeldentuin Maastricht
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery

4
nights
Liege, Belgium

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Liege: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery (in Henri-Chapelle), High Fens (in Eupen) and Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours (in Bastogne). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at La Grotte de Han, hike along Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin, explore the engaging exhibits at Musee communal de Herstal, and take a peaceful walk through La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Liege day trip website .

Liege is very close to Maastricht. May in Liege sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Liege

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

La Grotte de Han, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert, Musee communal de Herstal, Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin
Highlights from your plan
La Grotte de Han ©
La Grotte de Han
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery ©
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert ©
La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert

6
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.
Explore Luxembourg City's surroundings by going to Bourscheid Castle (in Bourscheid), Abbey of Echternach (in Echternach) and Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Vianden, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal).

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Luxembourg City tour planner.

You can drive from Liege to Luxembourg City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mullerthal Trail, Abbey of Echternach, Bourscheid Castle, MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, Chateau de Vianden
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

15
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: European Flight Simulator (in Gosselies) and Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Cathedral of Our Lady, & more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, European Flight Simulator
Highlights from your plan
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

15
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Belgian military cemetery Vleteren (in Westvleteren) and Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Masons' Guild Hall, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Belgian military cemetery Vleteren
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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