15 days in Germany, Paris & Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Germany, Paris & Belgium Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Water Parterres, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

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Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September, Paris is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

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Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in September, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Liege.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks

Liege, Belgium

— 2 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): appreciate the history behind McAuliffe Square, then learn about all things military at BASTOGNE BARRACKS, and then take an in-depth tour of Bastogne War Museum. On your second day here, make a trip to Montagne de Bueren, stop by Toutes Directions, then take a stroll through La Place du Marche, and finally admire the striking features of Gare de Liege-Guillemins.

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You can drive from Brussels to Liege in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Liege can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Liege

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Heidelberg, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, then see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, then contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and finally wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town). Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Luisenpark, walk around Mannheimer Wasserturm, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Speyer Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Technik Museum Speyer.

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Traveling by car from Liege to Heidelberg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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 museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, examine the collection at BMW Welt, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

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Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Heidelberg in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 47°F in Munich. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
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.

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.