48 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & London Itinerary

48 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & London Itinerary

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Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  27 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 10 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 11 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 10 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 13 nights
Train + Fly:  27 h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

10
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery), Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt) and Delft (Old Church & Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), wander the streets of Leidseplein, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planning app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Amsterdam is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -11 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Amsterdam, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem, Delft, Fort Edam
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

11
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pierre Marcolini in Antwerp (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, explore the galleries of Atomium, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brussels road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Pierre Marcolini
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

10
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Western Cemetery, &more) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum, and steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bruges travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

13
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Venture out of the city with trips to Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Falconry Centre & Cotswold Archery), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Chipping Campden (Old Campden House, Kiftsgate Court Gardens, &more). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and train from Bruges to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stratford-upon-Avon, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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