36 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights
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Dinant, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Namur, Belgium
— 1 night
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Tournai, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Gouda, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Otterlo, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 4 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.
Explore Luxembourg City's surroundings by going to Vianden (Vianden Castle & Altstadt Vianden.) and MNHM National Museum of Military History (in Diekirch). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, step into the grandiose world of Grand Ducal Palace, take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, and take in the views from Viaduc (Passerelle).

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City online tour itinerary maker.

Chicago, USA to Luxembourg City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Luxembourg City. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chicago in May; daily highs in Luxembourg City reach 64°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dinant.
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Dinant, Belgium — 4 nights

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 Chateau-Fort de Bouillon, Parc de Furfooz, Abbaye d'Orval, and other attractions you added. Get out of town with these interesting Dinant side-trips: Maastricht (Basilica of Our Lady, Maastricht Underground, &more). It doesn't end there: Head underground at Domaine Des Grottes De Han.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dinant itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Dinant takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Namur.
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Namur, Belgium — 1 night

Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. Your list of things to see and do now includes Alden Biesen, le chateau medieval de Corroy le chareau, Tresor de Liege, and other attractions. On the 29th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Genovevakerk, then take an in-depth tour of Tresor de Liege, and then make a trip to Alden Biesen. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Citadelle (Citadel) and then step into the grandiose world of le chateau medieval de Corroy le chareau.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Namur trip builder tool.

You can drive from Dinant to Namur in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Namur, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Maastricht.
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Maastricht, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
You've now added Basilica of St. Servatius to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Servatius, and then make a trip to Vrijthof. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Eglise Collegiale Notre-Dame, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Freyr, and then explore the historical opulence of Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Maastricht trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Namur to Maastricht takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Carolus Borromeus Church, Saint Paul's Church, and other attractions you added. Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (Antwerpen-Centraal & Cathedral of Our Lady). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Maastricht to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Brussels, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tournai.
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Tournai, Belgium — 3 nights

Tournai, known in Dutch as Doornik and historically as Dornick in English, is a Walloon municipality of Belgium, 85km southwest of Brussels on the river Scheldt. Your day by day itinerary now includes Église Saint-Jacques as well as Chateau des Princes de Ligne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tournai: Pairi Daiza (in Brugelette) and Collegiale Sainte-Waudru (in Mons). It doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from The Belfry of Tournai and take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tournai vacation planner.

Getting from Brussels to Tournai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Tournai are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Bruges.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Basilica of the Holy Blood. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Ghent City Center & Gravensteen). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, and don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges.

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

You can drive from Tournai to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Bruges sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. You will leave for Kaatsheuvel on the 13th (Tue).
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Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. You've added Het Bossche Kwartier, De Wonderlijke Klim, St. John's Cathedral, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 14th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of De Wonderlijke Klim, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Het Bossche Kwartier. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kasteel Heeswijk and then find something for the whole family at Efteling.

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

You can drive from Bruges to Kaatsheuvel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gouda.
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Gouda, The Netherlands — 1 night

Gouda is a municipality and city in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands. On the 16th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint Janskerk.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gouda planner.

Traveling by car from Kaatsheuvel to Gouda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Gouda, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to The Hague.
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The Hague, The Netherlands — 3 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.
The Hague is known for museums, sightseeing, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Den Haag, ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), and see the interesting displays at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace).

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read The Hague travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gouda to The Hague in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in The Hague sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Otterlo.
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Otterlo, The Netherlands

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Otterlo trip planner.

Traveling by car from The Hague to Otterlo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Amsterdam.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Jordaan, Dutch National Opera & Ballet and Food Tours. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Otterlo to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Belgium travel guide

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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.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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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.
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Gelderland Province travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Zoos · Spas