31 days in Benelux Itinerary

31 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Benelux trip itinerary planner

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Sluis, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Groningen, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 5 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
You'll explore and learn at MNHM National Museum of Military History and Letzebuerg City Museum. Visit Bourscheid Castle and Le Chemin de la Corniche for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Luxembourg City side-trips: Kulturfabrik (in Esch-sur-Alzette), Vianden Castle (in Vianden) and Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises (in Rumelange). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the world behind art at Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, shop like a local with Gallery 88 Edition, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Natural History.

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Seattle, USA to Luxembourg City is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in January: high temperatures in Luxembourg City hover around 38°F and lows are around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

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Brussels, Belgium

— 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Museum De Reede. Visit Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Royal Palace of Brussels for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (Pierre Marcolini & Meir). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and get a taste of the local shopping with BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels attractions website.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Brussels are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sluis.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:

Sluis, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Sluis is the name of both a municipality and a town located in the west of Zeelandic Flanders, in the south-western part of the Netherlands.The current incarnation of the municipality exists since on 1 January 2003. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museum Het Belfort, then examine the collection at Bizarium, and then look for gifts at Slijterij-Wijnhandel de Vuurtoren.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sluis travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Sluis takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Sluis can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Sluis

Museums · Shopping
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Bruges, Belgium

— 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Belfry of Bruges and Groeningemuseum. Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Patershol, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, examine the collection at Friet Museum, make a trip to The Markt, and relax and rejuvenate at Puur Spa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges route planner.

Bruges is just a stone's throw from Sluis. In January, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Groningen.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Groningen, The Netherlands

— 4 nights
Get some cultural insight at Galerie MooiMan and Winkel Centrum. Appreciate the collections at Art Gallery Erik Zwezerijnen and Groninger Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Groningen: Anholts Thermen & Beauty (in Schoonebeek), Weduwe Joustra (in Sneek) and Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden (in Leeuwarden).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Groningen trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Bruges to Groningen in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In January, daytime highs in Groningen are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 7 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.
Shop till you drop at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Albert Cuyp Market. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Spas & Wellness, Frans Hals Museum, &more), Delft (Nieuwe Kerk & Old Church) and Galerie Pulchri (in The Hague). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and take a stroll through Leidseplein.

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Traveling by car from Groningen to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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