13 days in Germany & Belgium Itinerary

13 days in Germany & Belgium Itinerary

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13 days in Germany & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

4
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Burggarten and Mainkai. Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Rothenburg (Klingentor, Altstadt, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, admire the striking features of Romer, see the interesting displays at Museum fur Kommunikation, and step into the grandiose world of Bad Homburg Palace (Landgraves' Castle & Castle Park).

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt driving holiday website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Frankfurt is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Johannesburg to Frankfurt, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Frankfurt, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Bad Homburg Palace (Landgraves' Castle & Castle Park)
Highlights from your plan
German Film Museum ©
German Film Museum
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Burggarten ©
Burggarten

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cologne driving holiday website.

Getting from Frankfurt to Cologne by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cologne are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Shrine of the Three Kings ©
Shrine of the Three Kings
Gross St. Martin ©
Gross St. Martin

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): head outdoors with Bruges Art Route, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then snap pictures at St Bonifacius Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then brush up on your military savvy at For Freedom Museum, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

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Getting from Cologne to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

For Freedom Museum
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Markt ©
The Markt
Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems fromĀ its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like European Flight Simulator and Room Escape Games. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, see the interesting displays at Train World, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels travel site.

Take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Brussels are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

European Flight Simulator
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
European Flight Simulator ©
European Flight Simulator
Atomium ©
Atomium

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