11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner
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Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Delft, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
3
Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lisse, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
8
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 24th (Fri), admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis. On the next day, take in the views from Magere Brug, then stroll around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam journey maker site.

Sacramento, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Sacramento to Amsterdam. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Sacramento in March: highs in Amsterdam hover around 49°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Delft.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Delft, The Netherlands — 1 night

Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): catch all the local highlights with Tour Delft - Private Tours and then surround yourself with nature on Verita's Visit.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Delft online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Delft takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Delft can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Giethoorn.
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Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:

Giethoorn, The Netherlands — 1 night

Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Giethoorn trip app.

Getting from Delft to Giethoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. You will leave for Lisse on the 27th (Mon).
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Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:

Lisse, The Netherlands — 1 night

Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at The Flower Bulb Region, then admire the natural beauty at Keukenhof, and then go for a walk through Old Zandvliet Farm.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lisse, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Giethoorn to Lisse in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Lisse sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.
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Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:

Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Atomium, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then make a trip to Grand Place, then examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip builder site.

You can take a train from Lisse to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Brussels sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
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Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally explore the activities along Minnewater Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Friet Museum, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bruges day trip planning tool.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ghent.
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Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Ghent, Belgium — 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, look for gifts at Dille and Kamille, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ghent travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Ghent sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:

Antwerp, Belgium — 1 night

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stop by l'Odyssee, shop like a local with Museum De Reede, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Antwerp driving holiday tool.

Getting from Ghent to Antwerp by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Antwerp sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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