13 days in Western Europe Itinerary

13 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam Canal Cruises has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to World Heritage Kinderdijk and St. John's Cathedral. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Sint-Janstoren in Den Bosch--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and walk around Vondelpark.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Den Bosch, World Heritage Kinderdijk
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
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.
On the 14th (Mon), let the kids burn off some steam at Pirate Ship Playground, then explore the fascinating underground world of Petrusse Casemates, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame).

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Luxembourg City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Petrusse Casemates ©
Petrusse Casemates
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and Groot Begijnhof. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: European Flight Simulator (in Gosselies) and Mons (St Symphorien Military Cemetery & Francois Duesberg Museum). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, partake in some friendly competition at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, and admire the striking features of Guild Houses.

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Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mons, European Flight Simulator, Groot Begijnhof
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European Flight Simulator ©
European Flight Simulator
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Beer Tastings & Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges and then take in the waterfront at Rozenhoedkaai.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bruges trip site .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Market Square, Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
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Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Belfry of Bruges
Belfry of Bruges
The Markt ©
The Markt

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

On the 20th (Sun), examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
De Duif ©
De Duif

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