8 days in Brussels, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

8 days in Brussels, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Atomium, then sample the tasty concoctions at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, and then admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary maker.

Istanbul, Turkey to Brussels is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Istanbul in November: highs in Brussels hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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 some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Willet-Holthuysen Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience and contemplate the waterfront views at Singel.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then wander the streets of Place St. Gery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites