20 days in Benelux Itinerary

20 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive
2
Waterloo, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Leuven, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get advice or help at Neimenster, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Vianden Castle and then hike along Mullerthal Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City trip planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Luxembourg City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Seoul to Luxembourg City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seoul, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Luxembourg City, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Waterloo.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Waterloo, Belgium

— 2 nights
Known as the site of Napoleon's defeat, Waterloo tops the itinerary of any serious history buff exploring the Walloon Brabant province, located in the very heart of Belgium.
On the 22nd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Memorial Waterloo 1815, examine the collection at Napoleon's Last Headquarters, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Thai Dhammaram. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude, then make a trip to Comedie Centrale de Charleroi, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St-Martin's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Waterloo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Waterloo takes 2.5 hours. September in Waterloo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Leuven.

Things to do in Waterloo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Leuven, Belgium

— 1 night
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
On the 24th (Fri), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Steenbergen Chapel, and then look for gifts at Tartufo.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Leuven sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Waterloo to Leuven in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and subway. In September, daily temperatures in Leuven can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Leuven

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) (in Ghent) and Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, The Markt, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Leuven to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Brussels, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Hague (Madurodam & Lange Voorhout) and museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Museum Paul Tetar van Elven, don't miss a visit to Molen de Roos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam tour planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Rotterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alkmaar.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:

Alkmaar, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Alkmaar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Alkmaar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Alkmaar, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, explore and take pictures at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Alkmaar to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.