21 days in Germany, The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

21 days in Germany, The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
6
Stuttgart, Germany
— 4 nights

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Escape the urban bustle at Heuberg Arena and Partnachklamm. Explore hidden gems such as Andechs Monastery and Altstadt von Fuessen. Get out of town with these interesting Garmisch-Partenkirchen side-trips: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau), Antike Romervilla (in Schwangau) and Stadthalle (in Memmingen). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Garmisch-Partenkirchen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in June, expect Garmisch-Partenkirchen to be cooler, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Heuberg Arena, Altstadt von Fuessen, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Andechs Monastery
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Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery
Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen
Stadthalle ©
Stadthalle

3
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) and Frauenkirche Dresden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dresden: Leipzig (St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, make a trip to Procession of Princes, and browse the exhibits of The Dresden Zwinger.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dresden holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Dresden takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Leipzig
Highlights from your plan
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) ©
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Hauptbahnhof Leipzig ©
Hauptbahnhof Leipzig

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historische Altstadt and Bremer Rathaus. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alster and Holstentor. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) (in Lubeck), Schnoor Viertel (in Bremen) and Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) (in Schwerin). There's much more to do: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, walk around Planten un Blomen, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg trip planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Hamburg sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Bremen, Lubeck, Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)
Highlights from your plan
Alster ©
Alster
Historische Altstadt ©
Historische Altstadt
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)

3
nights
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. John's Cathedral and Willibrordkerk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dom Tower and World Heritage Kinderdijk. Change things up with these side-trips from Rotterdam: Canals area (in Utrecht) and Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Panorama Mesdag, don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, and take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Rotterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In June in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Utrecht, The Hague, World Heritage Kinderdijk, St. John's Cathedral, Efteling
Highlights from your plan
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Atlantikwall Raversyde and In Flanders Fields Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stadhuis and Oostende railway station. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)), Antwerp (Grote Markt & Antwerpen-Centraal) and Ghent City Center (in Ghent). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Torture Museum Oude Steen, look for gifts at Museum-Snoepwinkel De Soete Paepe, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Bruges in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Antwerp, Ostend, Museum-Snoepwinkel De Soete Paepe, Ghent City Center
Highlights from your plan
Atlantikwall Raversyde ©
Atlantikwall Raversyde
Stadhuis ©
Stadhuis
Torture Museum Oude Steen ©
Torture Museum Oude Steen

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nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Burg Hohenzollern and Altstadt. Get out of town with these interesting Stuttgart side-trips: Heidelberg (Philosopher’s Walk, Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), &more), Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg) and Rothenburg (Town Walls & Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum)). There's more to do: browse the exhibits of Mercedes-Benz Museum and see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Bruges to Stuttgart takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Bruges, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Stuttgart, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Rothenburg, Burg Hohenzollern, Würzburg Residence
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Burg Hohenzollern ©
Burg Hohenzollern
Philosopher’s Walk ©
Philosopher’s Walk

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