9 days in Denmark, The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

9 days in Denmark, The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10 h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at National Gallery of Denmark, then appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and then take a stroll through Nyhavn. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn and then find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Copenhagen is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Dubai to Copenhagen, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Copenhagen to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

2
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 5th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then make a trip to Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum and then wander the streets of Leidseplein.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Leidseplein
Leidseplein
Albert Cuyp Market ©
Albert Cuyp Market

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 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Brugse Vrije, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bruges travel route planning 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. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

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Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
The Markt ©
The Markt
The Chocolate Line Bruges ©
The Chocolate Line Bruges

3
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 8th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and then stop by Pierre Marcolini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe and then examine the collection at Atomium.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Brussels, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brussels

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Side Trip

Pierre Marcolini
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Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

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