18 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, make a trip to Atomium, and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brussels trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Lisbon, Portugal to Brussels is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in April, expect Brussels to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
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World heritage site
Grand Place
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Atomium
3.8
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Theme Park
Mini-Europe
3.9

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Bruges, Belgium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): head outdoors with Bruges Ballooning, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bruges tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
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World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8
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Landmark
The Markt
4.4

3
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

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 (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take in the views from Magere Brug, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
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Must see
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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History Museum
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6

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Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht ©

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Kasteel de Haar, then enjoy breathtaking views from Dom Tower, and then get to know the fascinating history of Canals area.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Utrecht trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Utrecht in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
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Specialty Museum
Kasteel de Haar
4.5
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Historic Walking Area
Canals area
4.9
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Observation Deck
Dom Tower
4.5

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©

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.
On the 20th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, and then find something for the whole family at Madurodam. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, then view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and finally admire the striking features of Euromast.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rotterdam day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Utrecht to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
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Theme Park
Madurodam
4.2

3
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planning site.

Getting from Rotterdam to Edinburgh by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Rotterdam to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Edinburgh Castle
4.4
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Geologic Formation
Arthur's Seat
4.8
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Landmark
The Royal Mile
4.5

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Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Rockhopper Sea Kayaking - Day Tours, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Glenfinnan Church, then steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
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Waterfall
Steall Waterfall
4.9
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Valley
Glen Coe
4.9

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