8 days in Benelux Itinerary

8 days in Benelux Itinerary

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8 days in Benelux Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  8 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
On the next day, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Amsterdam is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Amsterdam, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in May; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stop by Carpentier-Goegebeuer, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then make a trip to The Markt, and finally explore the activities along Minnewater Lake. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bruges online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Bruges, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

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
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Atomium, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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