12 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online trip builder.

Pune, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Pune to Amsterdam. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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 20th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bruges tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Brussels are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read London driving holiday planner.

Getting from Brussels to London by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to London due to the time zone difference. April in London sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary app.

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Belgium travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
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.

United Kingdom travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.