15 days in Benelux Itinerary

15 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Benelux vacation planner
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Markt, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bruges trip planning website.

Brisbane, Australia to Bruges is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect nights in Bruges to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

Capital of Europe

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, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 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, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, stop by The Jordaan, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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