8 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

8 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Orleans, United States
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: New Orleans, United States

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems fromĀ its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, and get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planning tool.

New Orleans, USA to Brussels is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

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

1
night
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 8th (Sat): admire the striking features of Stadhuis, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, thensteep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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