8 days in Frankfurt, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

8 days in Frankfurt, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

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8 days in Frankfurt, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Porto, Portugal

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 25th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Goethe House, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, see the interesting displays at Museum Embankment, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally don't miss a visit to Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, admire the striking features of Romer, then explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, and finally snap pictures at Eiserner Steg.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip maker website .

Porto, Portugal to Frankfurt is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Porto in November, with highs in Frankfurt at 10°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House
Romer ©
Romer

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam route planner.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): make a trip to The Markt, then examine the collection at Atomium, then admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Brussels holiday maker tool .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Brussels sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt
Atomium ©
Atomium

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