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
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): browse the exhibits of National Museum of Denmark, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and finally look for gifts at Magasin du Nord. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, make a trip to The Little Mermaid, then visit Stroeget, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen online attractions planner.

New York City, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Copenhagen is 6 hours. In October, Copenhagen is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 55°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can 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.
On the 31st (Mon), explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, 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: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally stroll around Vondelpark.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Copenhagen to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), examine the collection at Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then make a trip to Grand Place, then examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and finally steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow 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.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our 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 November, daytime highs in Bruges are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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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