9 days in Amsterdam & Bruges Itinerary

9 days in Amsterdam & Bruges Itinerary

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9 days in Amsterdam & Bruges Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

5
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like De Negen Straatjes and Red Light District. Shop till you drop at Leidseplein and Albert Cuyp Market. Change things up with a short trip to Mauritshuis in The Hague (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and contemplate the long history of Rembrandt House Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam tour planner.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Amsterdam. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, things will get cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum

3
days
Bruges, Belgium

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Minnewater Lake and The Markt. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk. The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beguinage (Begijnhof), take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and don't miss a visit to Burg Square.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bruges vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Bruges are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeninge Museum
Belfry of Bruges

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