7 days in La Roche-en-Ardenne, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

7 days in La Roche-en-Ardenne, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

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7 days in La Roche-en-Ardenne, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
1
La Roche-en-Ardenne, Belgium
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

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day
La Roche-en-Ardenne, Belgium

La Roche-en-Ardenne ©
La Roche-en-Ardenne is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Luxembourg and the arrondissement of Marche-en-Famenne. On the 15th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Bastogne Barracks, stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, and then examine the collection at Musee de la Bataille Des Ardennes.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our La Roche-en-Ardenne sightseeing planning tool .

Cape Town, South Africa to La Roche-en-Ardenne is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to La Roche-en-Ardenne due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in La Roche-en-Ardenne

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bastogne Barracks, German War Cemetery
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Musee de la Bataille Des Ardennes ©
Musee de la Bataille Des Ardennes
Bastogne Barracks ©
Bastogne Barracks
German War Cemetery ©
German War Cemetery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beguinage (Begijnhof), then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and then don't miss a visit to Burg Square.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges day trip planning website .

You can drive from La Roche-en-Ardenne to Bruges in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Bureau Amsterdam.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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