12 days in Benelux Itinerary

12 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive
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Bouillon, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Dinant, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 day
Train
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Petrusse Casemates, Saint Michel's Church and Grand Ducal Palace. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a stroll through Altstadt Vianden., explore the historical opulence of Vianden Castle, explore the historical opulence of Grand Ducal Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel's Church, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pfaffenthal Lift / Aufzug/ Scenic lift. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to William Square, get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then visit Barrio Grund, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Petrusse Casemates.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City trip maker app.

Houston, USA to Luxembourg City is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Houston in September, expect Luxembourg City to be colder, temps between 66°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bouillon.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
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Bouillon, Belgium — 1 night

Bouillon is a municipality in Belgium. On the 10th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Chateau-Fort de Bouillon.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bouillon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Bouillon in 1.5 hours. September in Bouillon sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Dinant.
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Dinant, Belgium — 1 night

Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Les Jardins d'Annevoie, Rocher Bayard and Chateau de Freyr. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): Head underground at Domaine Des Grottes De Han, make a trip to Rocher Bayard, contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Dinant, then snap pictures at Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge, then examine the collection at Maison Leffe, and finally admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Freyr.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dinant trip website.

Traveling by car from Bouillon to Dinant takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mini-Europe, Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon and Jean-Claude Van Damme Statue. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Jean-Claude Van Damme Statue, see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Brussels, admire the striking features of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary app.

Getting from Dinant to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daytime highs in Brussels are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sint-Pieters-abdij as well as Post Plaza. On the 14th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Pieters-abdij, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), then wander the streets of Post Plaza, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ghent travel route tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Ghent, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 1 night

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.
To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip maker tool.

You can drive from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Bruges, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
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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.
When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Grote Markt in Haarlem, approximately Haarlem away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, walk around Vondelpark, and pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You will leave for home on the 19th (Mon).
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