24 days in Belgium, France & Germany Itinerary

24 days in Belgium, France & Germany Itinerary

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24 days in Belgium, France & Germany Itinerary

Start: San Antonio, United States
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: San Antonio, United States

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Atomium and MIM - Musical Instruments Museum will thrill your kids. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Musee Magritte Museum - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels planner .

San Antonio, USA to Brussels is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from San Antonio to Brussels. When traveling from San Antonio in July, plan for colder days in Brussels, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum and Minnewater Lake. Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Gravensteen Castle & Saint Bavo's Cathedral). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and examine the collection at Friet Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Kids will enjoy Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Catacombs of Paris. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, take a stroll through Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. When traveling from Bruges in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Appreciate the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Lérins Islands and La Croisette will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice, and explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Paris in July, with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cannes, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Schloss Nymphenburg and Frauenkirche. Museum-lovers will appreciate Munich Residenz and New Pinakothek. The adventure continues: get curious at Deutsches Museum, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip app .

You can fly from Nice to Munich in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, Munich is slightly colder than Nice - with highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin day trip planning website .

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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