27 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Denmark Itinerary

27 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Denmark Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train to Den Helder Zuid, Ferry to Texel, Veerhaven
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Texel, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Drive
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Store Heddinge, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport

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Brussels, Belgium

— 4 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.
Let the collections at Atomium and Magritte Museum capture your imagination. Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Doode Bemde (in Neerijse), Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout) and Arboretum Wespelaar (in Haacht). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Etangs d'Ixelles, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brussels itinerary builder site.

San Diego, USA to Brussels is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from San Diego in November, you will find days in Brussels are cooler (47°F), and nights are a bit cooler (38°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum capture your imagination. Visiting Minnewater Lake and Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Transfo duiktank (in Zwevegem) and Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Provincial Domain Bulskampveld, make a trip to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, and contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges day trip planning website.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Bruges are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oisterwijk.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Oisterwijk, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Oisterwijk is a municipality and a city in the South of the Netherlands.Population centresHeukelomMoergestelOisterwijkTopographyDutch Topographic map of the municipality of Oisterwijk, June 2015Transportation Railway station: OisterwijkCityOisterwijk received city rights in 1230. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, then look for all kinds of wild species at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint Joostkapel Breda. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kampina, look for all kinds of wild species at Natuurcentrum De Maashorst, and then see the interesting displays at DePetrus.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oisterwijk trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Oisterwijk in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Oisterwijk can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Oisterwijk

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Get outdoors at Landtong Rozenburg and Strand Egmond aan Zee. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Louwman Museum The Hague (in The Hague), Landgoed Ter Coulster (in Heiloo) and Scheveningen (Scheveningen Beach & museum Beelden aan Zee). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take a memorable drive along Tour Delft - Private Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oisterwijk to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Texel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Texel, The Netherlands

— 3 nights
Get outdoors at Calidris Birdsafaries and Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Callantsoog Beach and Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kwekerij Siem Munster (Tulip Excursion) (in Slootdorp) and Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog).

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Texel trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Amsterdam to Texel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Texel can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Texel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 5 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nyhavn and National Museum of Denmark. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rosenborg Castle and Kastellet. Take a break from Copenhagen with a short trip to Fuglereservat Vaserne in Birkerod, about 32 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Tivoli Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, admire the striking features of Amalienborg, stop by Stroeget, and see the interesting displays at Storm P. Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Texel to Copenhagen. In November, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Store Heddinge.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Store Heddinge, Denmark

— 1 night
Store Heddinge is a Danish town in Region Sjælland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Stevns Fyrcenter, examine the collection at Stevns Klint, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hoejerup Gamle Kirke.

To find out how to plan a trip to Store Heddinge, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Copenhagen to Store Heddinge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Store Heddinge sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Store Heddinge

Historic Sites · Museums

Belgium travel guide

4.2
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.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
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.

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.