8 days in Belgium & Germany Itinerary

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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Bruges
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London


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 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and then don't miss a visit to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges tour planner.

London, UK to Bruges is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bruges is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Bruges are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly to Munich.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Deutsches Museum. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Bruges to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Munich, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brussels.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Belgian Comic Strip Center as well as Ghent City Center.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Brussels takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Belgium travel guide

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.

Germany travel guide

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.