16 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Germany Itinerary

16 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Germany Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

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

London, UK to Brussels is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels due to the time zone difference. October in Brussels sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Bruges.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Markt, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

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You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Bruges, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Het Damplein in Edam, approximately Edam away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Side Trip
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom, and admire the striking features of Reichstag Building.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Munich.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Munich day trip planning website.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. October in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Belgium travel guide

4.3
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.
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The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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.
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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.
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