9 days in Denmark, Amsterdam & Belgium Itinerary

9 days in Denmark, Amsterdam & Belgium Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, then contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, then explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and finally look for gifts at Magasin du Nord. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, then pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, then wander the streets of Stroeget, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen online route planner.

New York City, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Copenhagen at 52°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.
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Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally stroll around Vondelpark.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), see the interesting displays at Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Brussels are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

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 8th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. On your second day here, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then make a trip to The Markt, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bruges are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Denmark travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Gardens · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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