20 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Amsterdam Itinerary

20 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Amsterdam Itinerary

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20 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Ghent, Belgium
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Poperinge, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Ghent, Belgium
— Few hours
6
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Vianden, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles, United States


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3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Moco Museum. Let the collections at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to The Hague to see Louwman Museum The Hague about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: get curious at Body Worlds, examine the collection at Museum of Bags and Purses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, and explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. In April, Amsterdam is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

The Hague
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Louwman Museum The Hague ©
Louwman Museum The Hague

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in April: highs in Brussels hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 39°F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kraanlei.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ghent trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Ghent sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Poperinge.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

4
nights
Poperinge, Belgium

Poperinge ©
Poperinge is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, Flemish Region, and has a history going back to medieval times. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ecopark Adventures. Take a break from Poperinge with a short trip to WW1 Battlefields Alive in Beselare, about 44 minutes away.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Poperinge trip website .

Getting from Ghent to Poperinge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daytime highs in Poperinge are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Ghent.

Things to do in Poperinge

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Ecopark Adventures, WW1 Battlefields Alive
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Ecopark Adventures ©
Ecopark Adventures

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hours
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent
To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ghent travel tool .

Getting from Poperinge to Ghent by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. On the 19th (Sun), you're off toParis.

Things to do in Ghent

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Casemates du Bock and Haff Reimech. Le Chemin de la Corniche and Museum Drai Eechelen will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Luxembourg City with a short trip to Larochette Castle in Larochette, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), contemplate the long history of Blast Furnace Belval, expand your understanding of the military at Citadel of the Holy Spirit (Citadelle du St-Esprit), and examine the collection at Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Ghent to Luxembourg City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vianden.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Haff Reimech, Larochette Castle, Blast Furnace Belval, Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises, Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg
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Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

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nights
Vianden, Luxembourg

Vianden ©
Known for its stunning white-stone castle and its position in the Our valley, Vianden centers around a single cobbled street stretching from the River Our to its famous palace gates.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Vianden and MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Escapardenne Eisleck Trail and Musee d'histoires de Diekirch. Get out of town with these interesting Vianden side-trips: Musee Tudor (in Rosport) and Musee de l'Ardoise (in Haut-Martelange). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Trinitarian Church, examine the collection at Maison de Victor Hugo in Vianden, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise St. Laurent, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la caricature et du cartoon Vianden.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vianden trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Vianden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Vianden, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vianden

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Diekirch, Escapardenne Eisleck Trail, Musee Tudor, Musee de l'Ardoise
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Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Musee de l'Ardoise ©
Musee de l'Ardoise

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): engage your brain at Body Worlds. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of Bags and Purses, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam driving holiday planner .

Drive from Vianden to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

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