38 days in Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

38 days in Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

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38 days in Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 16 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 19 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

16
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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 (Madurodam, Panorama Mesdag, & more), Delft (Markt, Cheese and More Delft, & more) and Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), & more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum.

Plan trip to Amsterdam with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sydney, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In July, Amsterdam is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

19
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Ghent (Gravensteen, Graslei and Korenlei, & more) and Bruges (Sashuis, Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, & more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bruges, Ghent
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

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