9 days in Benelux Itinerary

9 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Bruges
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Alle-sur-Semois, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Stavelot, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Terschelling, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Museumschip Amandine, don't miss a visit to Zeilschip Mercator, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach De Haan, and finally look for gifts at Museum-Snoepwinkel De Soete Paepe. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Capuchins, enjoy the sand and surf at The Dunes of Bredene, then take an in-depth tour of Belle Epoque Centrum, and finally snap pictures at St Bonifacius Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bruges sightseeing planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Bruges is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from San Francisco to Bruges, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Bruges is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 44°F and lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alle-sur-Semois.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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Alle-sur-Semois, Belgium

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then get great views at Point de vue sur Frahan, then see the interesting displays at Agri-Musee, and finally make a trip to Tour du Millenaire.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Alle-sur-Semois trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bruges to Alle-sur-Semois in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Alle-sur-Semois are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Stavelot.

Things to do in Alle-sur-Semois

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Stavelot, Belgium

— 3 nights
Stavelot is a Walloon municipality in the Belgian province of Liège. On the 12th (Sat), hike along La Vallee de la Hoegne, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Comblain, and then stop by Jean Loup Legrand - Artisan Chocolatier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at McAuliffe Square and then take a pleasant ride with Libertyrando.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stavelot trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Alle-sur-Semois to Stavelot in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Stavelot

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

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Terschelling, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat and then identify plant and animal life at Noordkaap Nederland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): kick back and relax at Groene strand, then stop by De Boekenboer, and then see the interesting displays at Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Terschelling road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Stavelot to Terschelling takes 7 hours. In January, daytime highs in Terschelling are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Terschelling

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Belgium travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.