26 days in Germany, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

26 days in Germany, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Bonn, Germany
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and get to know the resident critters at Zoo Berlin.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary builder.

Richmond, USA to Berlin is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond to Berlin is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Bonn.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours
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Bonn, Germany

Little Big Town

The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
On the 8th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Beethoven-Haus Bonn, contemplate the long history of Schumannhaus, then take an in-depth tour of Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, and finally stroll around Rheinaue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Phantasialand.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bonn road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Bonn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Bonn, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bonn

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Brussels, Belgium

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.
Step out of Brussels to go to Brugelette and see Pairi Daiza, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Brussels online itinerary planner.

Take a train from Bonn to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and train. In October in Brussels, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Bruges, Belgium

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Markt, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, see the interesting displays at Historium Brugge, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Stadhuis Haarlem, &more), Japanese Garden (in The Hague) and Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (in Delft). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
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.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.