22 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Germany Itinerary

22 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Germany Itinerary

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22 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Germany Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
9
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Mumbai, India

3
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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Munich tour itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Munich is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru to Munich, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in May, with highs in Munich at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

2
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Kilian Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, stop by Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, then wander the streets of Altstadt, and finally examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, don't miss a visit to Romantische Strasse, then take in nature's colorful creations at Klostergarten, then take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Town Walls.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg online vacation planner .

Getting from Munich to Rothenburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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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 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls of Nuremberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, then make a trip to Altstadt, and finally stroll the grounds of Rochusfriedhof.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Rochusfriedhof ©
Rochusfriedhof

2
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, then steep yourself in history at Sachsisches Standehaus, and finally don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Ernst Rietschel Denkmal, explore the world behind art at Albertinum, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, and finally take a stroll through Gorlitzer Strasse.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dresden online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Dresden in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Gorlitzer Strasse ©
Gorlitzer Strasse

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Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and then pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. On the next day, categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Zoo Berlin, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin tour itinerary site .

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

2
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip planning app .

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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.
On the 5th (Fri), examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Markt, stop by Monsieur Saucisson, then buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, then snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Euromast.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Amsterdam to Rotterdam by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Shopping Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Markt
Highlights from your plan
Markthal ©
Markthal
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Euromast ©
Euromast

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Justice Palace (Palais de Justice). Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, make a trip to Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brussels trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Brussels sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 9th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, then explore the galleries of Gravensteen, and finally steep yourself in history at Graslei and Korenlei.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Antwerp trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ghent
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center

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