15 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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15 days in Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Seattle, United States

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, sightseeing, childrens museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum, stroll through Parc du Cinquantenaire, and engage your brain at Atomium.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brussels tour planner.

Seattle, USA to Brussels is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Brussels due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal) & Gravensteen Castle). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, get to know the fascinating history of Beguinage (Begijnhof), admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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Ghent
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, sightseeing, parks, and breweries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, take a stroll through Red Light District, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam holiday planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum