10 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Lille Itinerary

10 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Lille Itinerary

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10 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Lille Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
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Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Lille, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
End: Amsterdam, Holland

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Light District, Flying Dutch Boats and Amsterdam Canal Cruises. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, then get a new perspective on things with Amsterdam Canal Cruises, then tour the water at your own pace with Flying Dutch Boats, and finally take a stroll through Red Light District.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam ©
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam
Red Light District ©
Red Light District

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Church of Our Lady Bruges as well as 't Poatersgat.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bruges tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
't Poatersgat ©
't Poatersgat
Church of Our Lady Bruges ©
Church of Our Lady Bruges

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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 Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Graslei and Korenlei, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge, don't miss a visit to Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Patershol.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ghent trip itinerary maker .

Ghent is just a stone's throw from Bruges. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei
St Michael's Bridge ©
St Michael's Bridge

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Rozenhoedkaai.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary builder tool .

Bruges is just a short distance from Ghent. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lille.

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Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the history at Fromelles and Flanders Battlefield Tours and then admire the striking features of Old Stock Exchange.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lille trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Bruges to Lille in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Stock Exchange ©
Old Stock Exchange

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Autoworld, Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, Manneken Pis, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, then see the interesting displays at Autoworld, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels journey maker app .

You can take a train from Lille to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
On the 6th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then examine the collection at Rembrandt Molen van Sloten - Amsterdam / Kuiperijmuseum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rembrandt Molen van Sloten - Amsterdam / Kuiperijmuseum
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Light District, Flying Dutch Boats and Amsterdam Canal Cruises. On the 7th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Amsterdam Canal Cruises, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Canals, then tour the water at your own pace with Flying Dutch Boats, then take a stroll through Red Light District, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Poptaslot/Heringastate, take a stroll through Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, examine the collection at Fries Museum, then see the interesting displays at Fries Scheepvaart Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal.

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Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Haarlem, Leeuwarden, Fries Scheepvaart Museum, Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal, Poptaslot/Heringastate
Highlights from your plan
St. Nicholas Basilica ©
St. Nicholas Basilica
Red Light District ©
Red Light District
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

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