17 days in Germany, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

17 days in Germany, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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17 days in Germany, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  4​h
6
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary builder website .

New Delhi, India to Munich is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Munich is minus 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: highs in Munich hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Playmobil FunPark, explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, then examine the collection at Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and finally meet the residents at Tiergarten Nurnberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Nicolaus-Copernicus-Planetarium, stroll the grounds of Rochusfriedhof, explore the engaging exhibits at Kindermuseum Nurnberg, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sinwellturm, and finally ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip planner .

Drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Playmobil-FunPark, Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Highlights from your plan
Toy Museum ©
Toy Museum
Tiergarten Nuernberg ©
Tiergarten Nuernberg
Playmobil-FunPark ©
Playmobil-FunPark

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the striking features of Stadhuis, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, don't miss a visit to The Markt, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally examine the collection at Friet Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bruges trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Nuremberg to Bruges takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Nuremberg in July, plan for little chillier days in Bruges, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), make a trip to Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then examine the collection at Atomium, and finally find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Castle of Laeken, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Brussels are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like ARTIS and Madurodam. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, get your game on at Museumphoto, and take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam road trip site .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Madurodam
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

1
night
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Hagenbeck, stroll around Planten un Blomen, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg travel route planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Hamburg by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, and see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Berlin using our trip planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin

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