24 days in Belgium, Holland & Germany Itinerary

24 days in Belgium, Holland & Germany Itinerary

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24 days in Belgium, Holland & Germany Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Belgian Comic Strip Center. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brussels day trip planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Brussels due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Groeningemuseum and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Gravensteen). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), admire the striking features of Provinciaal Hof, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rijksmuseum and Frans Hals Museum. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Frans Hals Museum, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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.
Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Charlottenburg Palace and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. There's lots more to do: make a trip to East Side Gallery, contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

2
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, and then admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, then take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), then see the interesting displays at Panometer Dresden, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Dresden trip planner .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Dresden sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

3
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Visit Würzburg Residence and Marienburg Fortress for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Germanisches Nationalmuseum and Kaiserburg Nurnberg. Change things up with these side-trips from Nuremberg: Wurzburg (Stationsweg Nikolausberg, Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Rochusfriedhof, make a trip to Stadtmauer, get to know the fascinating history of City Walls of Nuremberg, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Dresden to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum

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.
Appreciate the collections at Alte Pinakothek and Pinakothek der Moderne. Nymphenburg Palace and Frauenkirche will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, explore the world behind art at Glyptothek, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Munich itinerary website .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

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

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