6 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Lille Itinerary

6 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Lille Itinerary

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6 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Lille Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Ghent, Belgium
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Lille, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Flying Dutch Boats, Red Light District and Amsterdam Canal Cruises. On the 31st (Sat), make a trip to Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Amsterdam Canal Cruises, then tour the water at your own pace with Flying Dutch Boats, and finally take a stroll through Red Light District.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Ghent.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saint Bavo's Cathedral as well as Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle).

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ghent itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Ghent in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Ghent sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites
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Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes T' Brugsch Bieratelier, 't Poatersgat, Torture Museum Oude Steen, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get a taste of local nightlife at 't Poatersgat.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bruges itinerary planner.

Bruges is very close to Ghent. In September, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Lille.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping
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Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 5th (Thu), take a stroll through Vieux-Lille.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lille online trip planner .

You can drive from Bruges to Lille in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Lille sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Lille

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Vieux-Lille ©
Vieux-Lille

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Delirium, Autoworld, Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, and other attractions. On the 5th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, see the interesting displays at Autoworld, then learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Delirium.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by train from Lille to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels

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