13 days in Luxembourg, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

13 days in Luxembourg, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

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13 days in Luxembourg, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

Start: Baden-Baden, Germany
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
End: Baden-Baden, Germany

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Explore Luxembourg City's surroundings by going to Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal), MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire (in Diekirch) and Chateau de Vianden (in Vianden). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Berg, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame).

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City trip planner .

Baden-Baden, Germany to Luxembourg City is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Chateau de Vianden, Mullerthal Trail, Chateau de Berg, MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Atomium, browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brussels travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

3
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.
Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to Gravensteen in Ghent, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and see the interesting displays at Friet Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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