20 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Luxembourg City Itinerary

20 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Luxembourg City Itinerary

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1
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
4
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 1 night
5
Antwerp, Belgium
— Few hours
6
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
8
Brussels, Belgium
— Few hours
9
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Brussels Pub Crawl as well as Église Saint Nicolas. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint Nicolas, get a taste of local nightlife at Brussels Pub Crawl, thendon't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Brussels vacation planning website.

Montreal, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

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

1
night
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 Vrijdagmarkt. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Vrijdagmarkt, thenstep into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, and finally take a stroll through Patershol.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ghent travel planner.

Drive from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Ghent sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Patershol ©
Patershol

4
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.
Boottochten Brugge has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges. Get outdoors at Minnewater Lake and Bruges Art Route. Step out of Bruges to go to Ostend and see Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, don't miss a visit to The Markt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bruges attractions planner.

Getting from Ghent to Bruges by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
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Church of Our Lady Bruges ©
Church of Our Lady Bruges
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

1
night
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Ieper (Ypres) ©
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes In Flanders Fields Museum as well as Flanders Battlefield Tours. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): gain interesting insight with Flanders Battlefield Tours, explore the different monuments and memorials at Langemark Cemetery, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at The Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren, and finally get engrossed in the history at In Flanders Fields Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ieper (Ypres) trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Bruges to Ieper (Ypres) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ieper (Ypres) can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Langemark Cemetery, The Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren
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In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum
Langemark Cemetery ©
Langemark Cemetery
Saint Martin's Cathedral ©
Saint Martin's Cathedral

few
hours
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Antwerpen-Centraal has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for gifts at GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds and then admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Antwerp trip planner.

Drive from Ieper (Ypres) to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Antwerp are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Shopping
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GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds ©
GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal

2
nights
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
World Heritage Kinderdijk has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): wander the streets of Kop van Zuid, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then get to know the resident critters at Rotterdam Zoo.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rotterdam trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Rotterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

World Heritage Kinderdijk
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Rotterdam Zoo ©
Rotterdam Zoo
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Kop van Zuid ©
Kop van Zuid

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) and The Jordaan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam and Begijnhof. Change things up with a short trip to Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through Red Light District, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam itinerary tool.

Getting from Rotterdam to Amsterdam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Frans Hals Museum
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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hours
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Beer Museum and then delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brussels road trip website.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Nature Parks Museums
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Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest

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.
You've now added Le Chemin de la Corniche to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, thenstep into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), thenlearn about winemaking at Caves St Martin, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Luxembourg City planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Wineries Nature

Side Trip

Caves St Martin
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Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) ©

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), make a trip to Grand Place, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie de Bertinchamps.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brussels journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Brasserie de Bertinchamps
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Brasserie de Bertinchamps ©
Brasserie de Bertinchamps

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