12 days in Benelux Itinerary

12 days in Benelux Itinerary

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Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Delft, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights

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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.
Explore Ghent's surroundings by going to Bruges (The Markt, Oude Griffie, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle).

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ghent online vacation planner.

New York City, USA to Ghent is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In December in Ghent, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
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Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
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Landmark
The Markt
4.4
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World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8

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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, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brussels route builder app.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Delft.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
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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Delft, The Netherlands

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Delft road trip planning website.

You can drive from Brussels to Delft in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Delft

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Religious Site
Old Church
4.4
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Church
Nieuwe Kerk
4.4

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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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get your game on at Museumphoto, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip app.

Getting from Delft to Amsterdam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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Must see
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6