23 days in Amsterdam & Belgium Itinerary

23 days in Amsterdam & Belgium Itinerary

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23 days in Amsterdam & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Liege, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  17​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 16th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Amsterdam, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in September; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial & In Flanders Fields Museum) and Ghent (Gravensteen, Ghent City Center, & more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Ieper (Ypres)
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

4
nights
Liege, Belgium

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Get out of town with these interesting Liege side-trips: Chateau de Bouillon (in Bouillon), Citadelle (Citadel) (in Namur) and The Domain of the Caves of Han (in Han-sur-Lesse). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, examine the collection at Bastogne War Museum, look for gifts at Escargotiere de Warnant, and don't miss a visit to Montagne de Bueren.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Liege trip planning website .

You can drive from Bruges to Liege in 2 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Escargotiere de Warnant, Bastogne War Museum, Maison de l'eau, The Domain of the Caves of Han, Citadelle (Citadel)
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Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery ©
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
The Domain of the Caves of Han ©
The Domain of the Caves of Han

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haverwerf (in Mechelen) and Antwerp (Antwerpen-Centraal & MAS - Museum aan de Stroom). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Atomium, and admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip maker app .

You can take a train from Liege to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Brussels are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mechelen, Antwerp
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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