8 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Dusseldorf Itinerary

8 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Dusseldorf Itinerary

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8 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Dusseldorf Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Fly + Train:  14 h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Dusseldorf, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Denver, United States

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne, Castle Veves and La Citadelle de Dinant. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castle Veves, then step into the grandiose world of Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne, then explore the historical opulence of La Citadelle de Dinant, and finally don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brussels vacation builder.

Denver, USA to Brussels is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Brussels is 8 hours. Traveling from Denver in October, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 57°F. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne, La Citadelle de Dinant, Castle Veves
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Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels
Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne ©
Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne
Castle Veves ©
Castle Veves

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Saint Nicholas Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ghent sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Ghent, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Trails Parks Outdoors
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St. Nicholas' Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas' Cathedral
Patershol ©
Patershol
Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail ©
Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail

2
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.
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk), stop by The Old Chocolate House, then examine the collection at Sint-Salvatorskathedraal, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bruges Art Route.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bruges vacation trip planner.

Bruges is very close to Ghent. In October in Bruges, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route
The Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain ©

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 14th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, and then explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Keep things going the next day: stroll through Rembrandtplein and then get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Panorama Mesdag
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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
Herengracht ©
Herengracht
De Duif ©
De Duif

few
hours
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf trip generator.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Dusseldorf, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Nightlife Museums Parks

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