19 days in Germany, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

19 days in Germany, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
2
Aachen, Germany
— 1 night
3
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
4
Cochem, Germany
— 1 night
5
Bacharach, Germany
— 1 night
6
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
7
Wertheim, Germany
— 2 nights
8
Bad Wimpfen, Germany
— 1 night
9
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
10
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 3 nights
11
Monschau, Germany
— 1 night
12
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights

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.
On the 9th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Brugse Vrije, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, see the interesting displays at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, then identify plant and animal life at Uitkerkse Polder, and finally take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bruges attractions site.

Cardiff, UK to Bruges is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and train. You can also fly; or take a train. Traveling from Cardiff to Bruges, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Bruges sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aachen.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Uitkerkse Polder
Highlights from your plan
Folklore Museum ©
Folklore Museum
Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk ©
Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk
Brugse Vrije ©
Brugse Vrije

1
night
Aachen, Germany

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Couven Museum, then meet the residents at Wildpark Gangelt, and then explore the world behind art at Ludwig Forum.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Aachen tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Bruges to Aachen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Aachen are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Aachen

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Wildpark Gangelt
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Couven Museum ©
Couven Museum
Ludwig Forum ©
Ludwig Forum
Aachener Rathaus ©
Aachener Rathaus

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Neptunbad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gross St. Martin, then head outdoors with OMS Beachclub, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Melaten-Friedhof.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip planner.

Drive from Aachen to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Cologne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cochem.

Things to do in Cologne

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

OMS Beachclub
Highlights from your plan
Gross St. Martin ©
Gross St. Martin
Melaten-Friedhof
Melaten-Friedhof
Praetorium ©
Praetorium

1
night
Cochem, Germany

Cochem ©
Nestled away within the rolling hills of the Moselle River Valley, Cochem possesses an archetypical German appearance and medieval charm that provides one of the best atmospheres in the country.
On the 13th (Sat), head outdoors with Mosel Radweg and then do a tasting at Weingut Eduard Kroth.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cochem attractions planner.

Getting from Cologne to Cochem by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Cologne in April, expect nights in Cochem to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Bacharach.

Things to do in Cochem

Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

Weingut Eduard Kroth
Highlights from your plan
Mosel Radweg ©
Mosel Radweg
Weingut Eduard Kroth ©
Weingut Eduard Kroth

1
night
Bacharach, Germany

Bacharach ©
Nestled in a gorge along the Rhine river, Bacharach offers cultural sightseeing, fine dining, and music events in one of Germany's best-preserved medieval towns.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, then get to know the resident critters at Hochwildschutzpark Hunsruck, then examine the collection at Whisky-Museum Kyrburg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rheinstein Castle.

Plan trip to Bacharach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Cochem to Bacharach in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Cochem, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bacharach, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 6°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Bacharach

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Whisky-Museum Kyrburg, Schloss Stolzenfels, Hochwildschutzpark Hunsruck, Rheinstein Castle, Burg Pfalzgrafenstein
Highlights from your plan
Rheinstein Castle ©
Rheinstein Castle
Burg Pfalzgrafenstein ©
Burg Pfalzgrafenstein
Schloss Stolzenfels ©
Schloss Stolzenfels

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 15th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Opel Zoo and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche).

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip builder website.

Getting from Bacharach to Frankfurt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Wertheim.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Opel Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Opel Zoo ©
Opel Zoo
Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche) ©
Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)
Fountain of Justice ©
Fountain of Justice

2
nights
Wertheim, Germany

Wertheim ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get outside with Fraenkischer Rotwein Wanderweg, then steep yourself in history at Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marktplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum fur Franken, learn about winemaking at Weingut Schenk, then do a tasting at Weingut Juliusspital, and finally learn about winemaking at Buergerspital zum Heiligen Geist - Weingut.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wertheim day trip app.

Drive from Frankfurt to Wertheim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Bad Wimpfen.

Things to do in Wertheim

Wineries · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Weingut Schenk, Fraenkischer Rotwein Wanderweg, Marktplatz
Highlights from your plan
Weingut Juliusspital ©
Weingut Juliusspital
Marktplatz ©
Marktplatz
Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg ©
Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg

1
night
Bad Wimpfen, Germany

Bad Wimpfen ©
Bad Wimpfen is a historic spa town in the district of Heilbronn in the Baden-Württemberg region of southern Germany. On the 18th (Thu), do a tasting at Holzapfel Winery, see the interesting displays at Haus der Stadtgeschichte, then make a trip to Haus Kickelhain, and finally identify plant and animal life at Deutsche Greifenwarte.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bad Wimpfen trip planning site.

You can drive from Wertheim to Bad Wimpfen in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bad Wimpfen when traveling from Wertheim in April, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Bad Wimpfen

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Haus der Stadtgeschichte, Haus Kickelhain, Deutsche Greifenwarte, Holzapfel Winery
Highlights from your plan
Deutsche Greifenwarte ©
Deutsche Greifenwarte
Haus Kickelhain ©
Haus Kickelhain
Haus der Stadtgeschichte ©
Haus der Stadtgeschichte

1
night
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Felsenmeer, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tiergarten Worms, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand, and finally contemplate the long history of Gradierwerk Bad Durkheim (Saline). On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Hardenburg, learn about winemaking at Weinessiggut Doktorenhof, and then examine the collection at Naturkundemuseum Karlsruhe.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bad Wimpfen to Heidelberg takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Worms, Bad Durkheim, Felsenmeer, Naturkundemuseum Karlsruhe, Weinessiggut Doktorenhof
Highlights from your plan
Felsenmeer ©
Felsenmeer
Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand ©
Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand
Burgruine Hardenburg ©
Burgruine Hardenburg

3
nights
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Dorotheenhutte Wolfach, then examine the collection at German Clock Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Augustiner Museum, and finally head outdoors with Schauinslandbahn Freiburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Mundenhof, step into the grandiose world of Burg Badenweiler, and then explore the historical opulence of Rotteln Castle.

For reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Freiburg im Breisgau holiday maker tool.

Drive from Heidelberg to Freiburg im Breisgau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monschau.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dorotheenhutte Wolfach, Schauinslandbahn Freiburg, Rotteln Castle, German Clock Museum, Burg Badenweiler
Highlights from your plan
Rotteln Castle ©
Rotteln Castle
German Clock Museum
German Clock Museum
Burg Badenweiler ©
Burg Badenweiler

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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bruder-Klaus-Kapelle, then see the interesting displays at Naturzentrum Eifel, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Greifvogelstation & Wildfreigehege Hellenthal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Wildpark Schmidt and then hike along Eifelsteig.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Monschau online trip builder.

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Monschau in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Monschau

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Naturzentrum Eifel, Bruder-Klaus-Kapelle, Wildpark Schmidt, Greifvogelstation & Wildfreigehege Hellenthal, Eifelsteig
Highlights from your plan
Greifvogelstation & Wildfreigehege Hellenthal ©
Naturzentrum Eifel ©
Naturzentrum Eifel
Bruder-Klaus-Kapelle ©
Bruder-Klaus-Kapelle

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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 25th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Etangs d'Ixelles.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monschau to Brussels takes 2 hours. In April in Brussels, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Cantillon Brewery ©
Cantillon Brewery
Serres Royales De Laeken ©
Serres Royales De Laeken

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