10 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Berlin Itinerary

10 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Berlin Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights


Brussels, Belgium — 2 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Serres Royales De Laeken. Visit St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert for their historical value. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels road trip site.

London, UK to Brussels is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Bruges sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Change things up with a short trip to Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles in Delft (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, hunt for treasures at Bloemenmarkt, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, and finally contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Belgium travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

The Netherlands travel guide

Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.