23 days in Belgium, Denmark & Switzerland Itinerary

23 days in Belgium, Denmark & Switzerland Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Ghent City Center, Gravensteen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Markt, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to Bruges is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Curitiba in December, expect Bruges to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

5
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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, explore the galleries of Atomium, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brussels route planning website.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Brussels

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

2
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Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get curious at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, then take in panoramic vistas at Salling Rooftop, then admire the striking features of Musikhuset Aarhus, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mollestien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Den Gamle By, get in on the family fun at Tivoli Friheden, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aarhus Domkirke.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Aarhus trip planner.

Fly from Brussels to Aarhus in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Aarhus sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses ©
Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Tivoli Friheden ©
Tivoli Friheden

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, take a stroll through Christiania, and admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen day trip site.

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Chapel Bridge) and Paragliding Luzern (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: stop by Old Town, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zurich tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Paragliding Luzern ©
Paragliding Luzern
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Switzerland and then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Oeschinen Lake and then glide peacefully along the water with Hightide Kayak School.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip builder app.

Drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Interlaken sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Adventure · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Skydive Switzerland ©
Skydive Switzerland
Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake
Aare River
Aare River

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