25 days in Bruges, Leuven & Central Europe Itinerary

25 days in Bruges, Leuven & Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly + Train:  16 h 30 min
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Leuven, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
3
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Marburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Lichtenstein, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
10
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Vancouver, Canada

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Ghent City Center, Gravensteen, &more) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges day trip planning website.

Vancouver, Canada to Bruges is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Leuven.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

1
night
Leuven, Belgium

Leuven ©
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Great Market Square (Grote Markt), look for gifts at Chocolaterie Guy Raets-Putseys, don't miss a visit to Old Market Square, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden Kruidtuin, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Groot Begijnhof.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Leuven tour planner.

You can take a train from Bruges to Leuven in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Leuven are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Leuven

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Groot Begijnhof ©
Groot Begijnhof
Botanical Garden Kruidtuin ©
Botanical Garden Kruidtuin
Chocolaterie Guy Raets-Putseys ©
Chocolaterie Guy Raets-Putseys

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Berlin online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Leuven to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague journey builder.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, then contemplate the long history of Chapel of St. Virgil, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Step out of Salzburg to go to Werfen and see Eisriesenwelt, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Salzburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marburg.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Eisriesenwelt
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

1
night
Marburg, Germany

Marburg ©
Marburg is a university town in the German federal state (Bundesland) of Hesse, capital of the Marburg-Biedenkopf district (Landkreis). Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elizabeth Kirche, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus Marburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marburger Universitatskirche, then examine the collection at Marburger Landgrafenschloss Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura, and finally step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Frauenberg.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marburg trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salzburg to Marburg. While traveling from Salzburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Marburg, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Marburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Elizabeth Kirche ©
St. Elizabeth Kirche
Marburger Landgrafenschloss Museum ©
Marburger Landgrafenschloss Museum
Marburger Universitatskirche ©
Marburger Universitatskirche

1
night
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Bergfriedhof Heidelberg, hike along Philosopher’s Walk, make a trip to Elizabeth Gate, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and finally take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Heidelberg trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Marburg to Heidelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Marburg in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Heidelberg: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Lichtenstein.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Philosopher’s Walk ©
Philosopher’s Walk
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)

1
night
Lichtenstein, Germany

Lichtenstein ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): find something for the whole family at Freizeitpark Traumland, explore the fascinating underground world of Barenhohle Sonnenbuhl, then step into the grandiose world of Lichtenstein Castle, and finally get in on the family fun at Abenteuer Park Schloss Lichtenstein.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lichtenstein trip planner.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Lichtenstein takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lichtenstein can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lichtenstein

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sonnenbuehl
Highlights from your plan
Abenteuer Park Schloss Lichtenstein ©
Abenteuer Park Schloss Lichtenstein
Lichtenstein Castle ©
Lichtenstein Castle

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Lauterbrunnen is known for nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, and make a trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary app.

Getting from Lichtenstein to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Murren, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Schynige Platte
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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