37 days in Benelux Itinerary

37 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leiden, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Delft, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Liege, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
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Namur, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Mons, Belgium
— 1 night
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Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) and Red Light District. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, visit The Jordaan, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and make a trip to Anne Frank House.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip tool.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Amsterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September, plan for slightly colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Haarlem, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Haarlemmerhout, Teylers Museum, Amsterdamse Poort, and other attractions you added. On the 6th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, then explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Molen De Adriaan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): walk around Haarlemmerhout, examine the collection at Teylers Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Bavo, and finally make a trip to Amsterdamse Poort.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Haarlem tour planner.

Haarlem is just a short distance from Amsterdam. September in Haarlem sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Leiden.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Leiden, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Museum City

Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Keukenhof, Molenmuseum de Valk and National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden). On the 8th (Sun), explore the world behind art at National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden), see the interesting displays at Molenmuseum de Valk, and then walk around Keukenhof.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Leiden online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Haarlem to Leiden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Leiden

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Madurodam, Japanese Garden, International Criminal Court, and other attractions. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Den Haag, get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, and view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read The Hague online route planner.

The Hague is just a stone's throw from Leiden. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Delft.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Delft, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, admire the masterpieces at Vermeer Centrum Delft, examine the collection at Museum Prinsenhof Delft, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, and finally make a trip to Markt.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Delft day trip planning site.

Delft is very close to The Hague. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Delft

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
You've added Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk, Delfshaven, World Heritage Kinderdijk, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Maritime Museum Rotterdam, explore the world behind art at Chabot Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk, and finally make a trip to Delfshaven. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, take in the views from Erasmus Bridge, then take in panoramic vistas at Euromast, and finally see the interesting displays at Kijk-Kubus.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam attractions planner.

Rotterdam is just a stone's throw from Delft. In September in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Utrecht, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Canals area, Kasteel de Haar and Hoge Veluwe National Park. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Hoge Veluwe National Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kasteel de Haar and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Utrecht online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Utrecht takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Utrecht

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antwerp, Belgium

— 2 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Museum Mayer van den Bergh has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Tue), examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum Mayer van den Bergh, then examine the collection at Red Star Line Museum, then examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei.

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

Traveling by car from Utrecht to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mont des Arts, Magritte Museum and Royal Palace of Brussels. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and see the interesting displays at Atomium.

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

You can drive from Antwerp to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Brussels, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Maastricht, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
You've now added Sint-Lambertuskerk to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Mon), Head underground at Maastricht Underground, don't miss a visit to Saint Servaasbridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Servatius, and finally make a trip to Sint-Lambertuskerk.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Maastricht road trip site.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Maastricht takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Maastricht

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Liege, Belgium

— 2 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Curtius Museum, Chateau de Franchimont, Ardennes American Cemetery, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take a stroll through Old Town of Durbuy, delve into the distant past at Chateau de Franchimont, and then brush up on your military savvy at Bastogne War Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Gare de Liege-Guillemins, make a trip to Montagne de Bueren, stroll the grounds of Ardennes American Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle, and finally see the interesting displays at Curtius Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Liege online day trip planner.

Liege is just a short distance from Maastricht. In September in Liege, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Larochette Castle, Beaufort Castles, Bourscheid Castle, and other attractions you added. When in Luxembourg City, make a side trip to see Vianden Castle in Vianden, approximately Vianden away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), make a trip to Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel's Church.

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

Traveling by car from Liege to Luxembourg City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Namur.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Namur, Belgium

— 2 nights
Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. Your day by day itinerary now includes Abbaye de Maredsous, Cathedral de St-Aubain (St. Aubain Cathedral) and Fort d'Emines. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Domaine Des Grottes De Han, steep yourself in history at Citadelle (Citadel), then steep yourself in history at Fort d'Emines, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de St-Aubain (St. Aubain Cathedral). On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Dinant, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bouillon, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Maredsous.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Namur trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Namur in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Mons.

Things to do in Namur

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Mons, Belgium

— 1 night
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau de Seneffe, Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude and Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons). Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the ancient world of Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons), admire the striking features of Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Seneffe, then make a trip to Grand-Place de Mons, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Mons.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mons vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Namur to Mons takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Mons, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Mons

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ghent, Belgium

— 2 nights
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 list of things to see and do now includes Design Museum Gent, STAM Ghent City Museum, The House of Alijn, and other attractions. On the 2nd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, see the interesting displays at The House of Alijn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of St Michael's Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, then examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum Gent.

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Traveling by car from Mons to Ghent takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
You've added Tyne Cot Cemetery, Menin Gate Memorial, In Flanders Fields Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bruges online visit planner.

Getting from Ghent to Bruges by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Bruges sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips