8 days in Benelux Itinerary

8 days in Benelux Itinerary

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8 days in Benelux Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

2
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.
On the 27th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally don't miss a visit to Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brussels planner .

Mumbai, India to Brussels is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. In October, Brussels is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by Carpentier-Goegebeuer, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Stadhuis, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip maker site .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bruges are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online travel planner .

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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