16 days in Germany, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

16 days in Germany, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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16 days in Germany, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
+2
Tram + Foot + Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  14 h 15 min
End: Dallas, United States

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Strand Egmond aan Zee and Duinreservaat Castricum. Visit Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee and Jagersplas for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Hertenkamp Bloemendaal (in Bloemendaal) and Strand Camperduin (in Schoorl). It doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam online road trip planner .

Dallas, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dallas in August: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hertenkamp Bloemendaal, Duinreservaat Castricum, Jagersplas, Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee, Strand Egmond aan Zee
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Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee
Room Escape Games
Strand Camperduin ©
Strand Camperduin

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
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 5th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally identify plant and animal life at Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then stop by The Bottle Shop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

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You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Atomium, then identify plant and animal life at Hallerbos - ‘'The Blue Forest’', then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural Sciences, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels holiday builder .

Take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally examine the collection at Nuremburg Trial Courthouse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Brussels to Nuremberg in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Neroberg, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elizabeth Church, and then see the interesting displays at Marburger Landgrafenschloss Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Nuremberg to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Marburg, Heidelberg, Neroberg
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Alte Universitaet ©
Alte Universitaet

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cologne trip site .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Nordbahntrasse
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Neptunbad ©
Neptunbad
Lindenthaler Tierpark ©
Lindenthaler Tierpark
Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen ©
Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Zaanse Schans and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Strand van Castricum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cologne to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Strand van Castricum, Zaanse Schans
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Museum Quarter ©
Museum Quarter

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