17 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

17 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Drive:  15​min
1
Hawalli, Kuwait
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
3
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
4
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

2
nights
Hawalli, Kuwait

Hawalli ©
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Souk Al-Mubarakiya and The Avenues.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hawalli road trip tool .

Kuwait City to Hawalli is an approximately half hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Hawalli can reach 55°C, while at night they dip to 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Hawalli

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kuwait City
Highlights from your plan
Souk Al-Mubarakiya ©
Souk Al-Mubarakiya
The Avenues ©
The Avenues
Old Kuwaiti Souq Market
Old Kuwaiti Souq Market

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle, then get to know the fascinating history of Neroberg, and then admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Main-Taunus Zentrum, then admire the verdant scenery at Rhine Valley, and then indulge your taste buds at Eberbach Abbey.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hawalli to Frankfurt. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hawalli to Frankfurt. Traveling from Hawalli in August, things will get much colder in Frankfurt: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Rhine Valley, Eberbach Abbey, Neroberg, Main-Taunus Zentrum
Highlights from your plan
Neroberg ©
Neroberg
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Eberbach Abbey ©
Eberbach Abbey

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cologne day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

1
night
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 6th (Mon), take a stroll through Oberkassel, get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, look for gifts at Heinemann Confiserie, then shop like a local with Schadowstrasse, and finally stop by Old Town (Altstadt).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dusseldorf trip simple and quick.

Dusseldorf is very close to Cologne. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Dusseldorf-Oberkassel ©
Dusseldorf-Oberkassel
Heinemann Confiserie ©
Heinemann Confiserie

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Chocolate Line Bruges and Delices and Caprices. Groeningemuseum and MIM - Musical Instruments Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) (in Ghent) and Bruges (De Halve Maan Brewery, The Markt, & more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, explore the galleries of Atomium, sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, and stop by Galerie de la Reine.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brussels vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bruges, Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)
Highlights from your plan
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
The Markt ©
The Markt

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Albert Cuyp Market and Leidseplein. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee in Bloemendaal, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Het Twiske, browse the eclectic array of goods at Flower Market / Bloemenmarkt, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and wander the streets of Red Light District.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online route builder .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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