14 days in Benelux Itinerary

14 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 day
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Amsterdamse Bos and Molen Van Sloten. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren (in Amersfoort) and Kasteel de Haar (in Haarzuilens). There's lots more to do: stroll around Westerpark, steep yourself in history at St. Nicholas Basilica, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Amsterdam, and browse the fresh offerings at Organica Food Market Minervaplein.

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Split, Croatia to Amsterdam is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Split in August, expect Amsterdam to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Antwerp.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for gifts at Orogem Jewelry, then admire the striking features of Havenhuis, then stroll around Nachtegalen Park, and finally make a trip to Kapel Onze Lieve Vrouwe van Toevlucht.

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Drive from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 1 night

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Archeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), then stroll around Minnewaterpark, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary website.

Drive from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ghent.
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Ghent, Belgium — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Baafsabdij, then step into the grandiose world of The Castle of Ooidonk, then walk around Blaarmeersen, Sports and Recreation Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Ghent University Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ghent online vacation planner.

Getting from Bruges to Ghent by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ghent are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

On the 8th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, steep yourself in history at Provinciaal Hof, then look for gifts at Chocolates & Happiness, then snap pictures at Nepomucenusbrug, and finally stroll around Koningin Astridpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): make a trip to Brugse Vrije, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk, then get engrossed in the history at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges visit planner.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sonian Forest and Tram Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Les Jardins d'Annevoie (in Annevoie-Rouillon) and Les Draisines De La Molignée (in Falaen). The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Josaphat, get engrossed in the history at House of European History, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Mont des Arts, and stop by Elisabeth Chocolatier.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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