23 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Luxembourg Itinerary

23 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Luxembourg Itinerary

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23 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Luxembourg Itinerary

Start: Brighton, United Kingdom
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Durbuy, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Brighton, United Kingdom


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1
night
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Ieper (Ypres) ©
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
On the 8th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ieper (Ypres) sightseeing website .

Brighton, UK to Ieper (Ypres) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of car and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Traveling from Brighton to Ieper (Ypres), you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March in Ieper (Ypres), expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

The Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren, Museum Paul Delvaux, Langemark Cemetery
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Museum Paul Delvaux ©
Museum Paul Delvaux
In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum

5
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Belfry of Bruges and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Groeninge Museum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to De Panne Beach in De Panne, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Halve Maan brewery, don't miss a visit to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Frietmuseum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Ieper (Ypres) to Bruges by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

De Panne Beach
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Atomium. Discover out-of-the-way places like Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) and Beer Tastings & Tours. Step out of Brussels with an excursion to Groot Begijnhof in Leuven--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum, wander the streets of Lower Town, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cantillon Brewery, and admire the masterpieces at Rene Magritte House Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Brussels sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Durbuy.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Groot Begijnhof
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

2
nights
Durbuy, Belgium

Durbuy ©
Durbuy is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Luxembourg. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Château de Modave, stroll through Domaine de Palogne, and then take a stroll through Old Town of Durbuy.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Durbuy trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Brussels to Durbuy by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, daytime highs in Durbuy are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Baarle-Hertog.

Things to do in Durbuy

Neighborhoods Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Domaine de Palogne, Chateau de Modave
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Old Town of Durbuy ©
Old Town of Durbuy
Chateau de Modave ©
Chateau de Modave

1
day
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

Baarle-Hertog ©
Baarle-Hertog is a Flemish municipality of Belgium, much of which consists of a number of small Belgian exclaves in the Netherlands.While some of its territory consists of exclaves in the Dutch province of North Brabant, it is part of the Belgian province of Antwerp. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Gevangenismuseum, make a trip to Dodendraad, examine the collection at Kaarsenmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Hoogstraten, then steep yourself in history at Begijnhof Hoogstraten, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beguinage of Hoogstraten‎.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Baarle-Hertog road trip planner .

Getting from Durbuy to Baarle-Hertog by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Baarle-Hertog are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Antwerp.

Things to do in Baarle-Hertog

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hoogstraten, Gevangenismuseum
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Beguinage ©
Beguinage
Stedelijk Museum Hoogstraten ©
Stedelijk Museum Hoogstraten
Kaarsenmuseum ©
Kaarsenmuseum

2
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Our Lady, see the interesting displays at Museum aan de Stroom, then take a stroll through Zurenborg, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, and finally look for gifts at GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Plantin-Moretus Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt van Antwerpen, then see the interesting displays at The Rubens House, and finally wander the streets of Meir.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Antwerp online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Baarle-Hertog to Antwerp takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Jordaan and De Duif. Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum, take a stroll through Brouwersgracht, and get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip tool .

Getting from Antwerp to Amsterdam by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Frans Hals Museum
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
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.
On the 29th (Thu), do a tasting at Caves St Martin SA, try to win big at Casino 2000, and then explore the ancient world of Bourscheid Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Casemates du Bock, examine the collection at The Family of Man, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Clervaux.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip tool .

Fly from Amsterdam to Luxembourg City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Clervaux, Caves St Martin, Casino 2000, Bourscheid Castle
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Bourscheid Castle ©
Bourscheid Castle
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Chateau de Clervaux ©
Chateau de Clervaux

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