16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner
Make it your trip
1
Leiden, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
2
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Leuven, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights

S M T W T F S
26
27
28
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Leiden, The Netherlands — 1 night

Museum City

Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
On the 4th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, admire the natural beauty at Hortus botanicus Leiden, then contemplate the long history of Pieterskerk Leiden, and finally don't miss a visit to De Burcht. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum Volkenkunde, then engage your brain at CORPUS 'journey through the human body', and then admire the natural beauty at Keukenhof.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Leiden fast, fun, and easy.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport. March in Leiden sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to The Hague.
more
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 5:

The Hague, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
On the 6th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Rotterdam Zoo, then take in the waterfront at De Pier Scheveningen, then view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and finally ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, take in the views from Erasmus Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our The Hague trip planner.

The Hague is just a stone's throw from Leiden. In March, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ghent.
more
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

Ghent, Belgium — 2 nights

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 8th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, then get to know the fascinating history of Kraanlei, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle). On your second day here, indulge your taste buds at Be O, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then stop by Dille and Kamille, then make a trip to Ghent City Center, and finally take in the views from St Michael's Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ghent road trip planning website.

You can drive from The Hague to Ghent in 2 hours. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bruges.
more
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

Venice of the North

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 10th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, make a trip to The Markt, admire the striking features of Provinciaal Hof, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bruges journey planner.

You can drive from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in March, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Leuven.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Leuven, Belgium — 2 nights

The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
On the 12th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Memorial Waterloo 1815, then admire the landmark architecture of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, then admire the landmark architecture of Town Hall (Stadhuis), and finally admire the striking features of Groot Begijnhof. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Old Market Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden Kruidtuin, then admire the landmark architecture of University Library & Bell Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Vallend paard.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Leuven trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Leuven takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Leuven, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Utrecht.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Utrecht, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take an in-depth tour of Het Noordbrabants Museum, then have fun and explore at Museum Speelklok, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, steep yourself in history at Dom Tower, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), then examine the collection at Airborne Museum at Hartenstein, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Utrecht attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Leuven to Utrecht takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. March in Utrecht sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Venice of the North

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, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and walk around Vondelpark.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online holiday maker.

Drive from Utrecht to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 35°F at night.
more
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19: