24 days in Benelux Itinerary

24 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mullerthal, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive
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Esch-sur-Sure, Luxembourg
Taxi
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Wiltz, Luxembourg
Drive
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Bouillon, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Namur, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liege, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, admire the landmark architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), Head underground at Petrusse Casemates, then don't miss a visit to Place Guillaume II, and finally contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal).

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City itinerary planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Luxembourg City is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. June in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mullerthal.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Mullerthal, Luxembourg

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mullerthal Trail. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): trek along Mullerthal Trail and then explore the ancient world of Beaufort Castles.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Mullerthal trip planner.

Mullerthal is just a stone's throw from Luxembourg City. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Esch-sur-Sure.

Things to do in Mullerthal

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Esch-sur-Sure, Luxembourg

Esch-sur-Sûre is a commune and small town in north-western Luxembourg. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Bourscheid Castle, explore the ancient world of Chateau Esch-sur-Sure, and then walk around Parcs de la Petrusse.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Esch-sur-Sure journey planner.

Traveling by car from Mullerthal to Esch-sur-Sure takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Esch-sur-Sure can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Wiltz.

Things to do in Esch-sur-Sure

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wiltz, Luxembourg

Wiltz is a commune with town status in north-western Luxembourg, capital of the canton Wiltz. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Streikdenkmal, then take some stellar pictures from Schloss von Wiltz, then see the interesting displays at Nationalmuseum der Braukunst, and finally head outdoors with Jardin de Wiltz.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wiltz road trip planning tool.

Wiltz is just a short distance from Esch-sur-Sure. In July, daily temperatures in Wiltz can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Bouillon.

Things to do in Wiltz

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Bouillon, Belgium

— 3 nights
Bouillon is a municipality in Belgium. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll the grounds of Frans-Duitse begraafplaats van Maissin, then take a peaceful walk through La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert, then identify plant and animal life at Parc a Gibier, and finally don't miss a visit to Redu Village du Livre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bouillon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Wiltz to Bouillon by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Bouillon sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for Namur on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Bouillon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Namur, Belgium

— 2 nights
Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Les Draisines De La Molignée, then examine the collection at Tresor d'Hugo d'Oignies, and then see the interesting displays at Felicien Rops Museum (Musee Felicien Rops). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie du Bocq, steep yourself in history at Citadelle (Citadel), then find something for the whole family at Parc Attractif Reine Fabiola, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Loup.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Namur trip builder site.

You can drive from Bouillon to Namur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Namur

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Liege, Belgium

— 3 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Montagne de Bueren and Gare de Liege-Guillemins. Venture out of the city with trips to Parc Chlorophylle (in Manhay), Hoge Kempen National Park (in Genk) and Lieteberg (in Zutendaal). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), don't miss a visit to Pont de Fragnee, contemplate the long history of Eglise St-Barthelemy (Church of St. Bartholomew), and admire the local landmark of Le Perron.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Liege tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Namur to Liege in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Liege can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Liege

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Guild Houses and Middelheimpark. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Antwerp (Carolus Borromeus Church, Saint Paul's Church, &more), Mechelen (ZOO Planckendael, St. Rumbold's Cathedral, &more) and Leuven (Groot Begijnhof, Botanical Garden Kruidtuin, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and see the interesting displays at Atomium.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liege to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church) and Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ieper (Ypres) (Saint Julien Memorial & Hooge Crater Museum), Langemark Cemetery (in Langemark) and Talbot House - Museum (in Poperinge). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Zeilschip Mercator, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
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.