22 days in Benelux Itinerary

22 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Luxembourg City side-trips: Vianden Castle (in 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, admire the striking features of Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, stroll through Casemates du Bock, and don't miss a visit to Place Guillaume II.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City driving holiday planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Luxembourg City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Beirut in April: highs in Luxembourg City hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Cathedral of Our Lady & Antwerpen-Centraal). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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 (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, St Michael's Bridge, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Markt, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and look for gifts at The Chocolate Line Bruges.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges vacation planner.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 19th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Efteling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, then browse the different shops at Markthal, and finally snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bruges to Rotterdam by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

The Hague, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the waterfront at De Pier Scheveningen and then get in on the family fun at Madurodam. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Panorama Mesdag, take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), then make a trip to Molen de Roos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, and finally make a trip to Markt.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read The Hague day trip planning website.

You can drive from Rotterdam to The Hague in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Keukenhof (in Lisse) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam driving holiday site.

Getting from The Hague to Amsterdam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Luxembourg travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.