15 days in Germany, Belgium & Alphen aan den Rijn Itinerary

15 days in Germany, Belgium & Alphen aan den Rijn Itinerary

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15 days in Germany, Belgium & Alphen aan den Rijn Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly + train:  18​h 30​min
1
Aachen, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
Monschau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Trier, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Alphen aan den Rijn, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Singapore, Singapore


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1
day
Aachen, Germany

Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
On the 13th (Mon), admire the striking features of Aachener Rathaus, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then have some family-friendly fun at Holocafe Aachen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral (Dom).

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Aachen journey planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Aachen is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Aachen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, expect Aachen to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monschau.

Things to do in Aachen

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Aachen Cathedral (Dom) ©
Aachen Cathedral (Dom)
Aachener Rathaus ©
Aachener Rathaus

1
night
Monschau, Germany

Monschau
Monschau is a small resort town in the Eifel region of western Germany, located in the district Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia.GeographyThe town is located in the hills of the North Eifel, within the Hohes Venn – Eifel Nature Park in the narrow valley of the Rur river.The historic town center has many preserved half-timbered houses and narrow streets have remained nearly unchanged for 300 years, making the town a popular tourist attraction nowadays. On the 14th (Tue), make a trip to Eifeldom Monschau-Kalterherberg, then look for gifts at Caffee-Roesterei Wilhelm Maassen, then contemplate the waterfront views at Obersee, and finally view the masterpieces at KuK Monschau.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Monschau tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Aachen to Monschau in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Monschau

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Obersee

3
nights
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Trier is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, childrens museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin, make a trip to Porta Nigra, and examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum).

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Trier sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Monschau to Trier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Trier are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Ghent.

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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

3
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Explore Ghent's surroundings by going to Antwerp (Nachtegalen Park, Lange Wapper Statue, & more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ghent holiday website .

You can drive from Trier to Ghent in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Antwerp
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

3
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.
Bruges is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Beguinage (Begijnhof), contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Bruges trip planning app .

Bruges is just a stone's throw from Ghent. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Alphen aan den Rijn.

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Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

2
nights
Alphen aan den Rijn, Holland

Alphen aan den Rijn ©
Alphen aan den Rijn is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland, between Leiden and Utrecht. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Vogelpark Avifauna and then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk and then relax in the rural setting at Old Zandvliet Farm.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Alphen aan den Rijn trip planner .

Drive from Bruges to Alphen aan den Rijn in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Alphen aan den Rijn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alphen aan den Rijn

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, World Heritage Kinderdijk, Old Zandvliet Farm
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Vogelpark Avifauna ©
Vogelpark Avifauna

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