36 days in Germany, Luxembourg City & Bruges Itinerary

36 days in Germany, Luxembourg City & Bruges Itinerary

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36 days in Germany, Luxembourg City & Bruges Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  15 h
1
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Oberammergau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 20 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Seattle, United States

8
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Luxembourg City side-trips: Chateau de Vianden (in Vianden), Bourscheid Castle (in Bourscheid) and Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, explore the world behind art at Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, and make a trip to Barrio Grund.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip builder.

Seattle, USA to Luxembourg City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Luxembourg City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 47°F in Luxembourg City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Abbey of Echternach, MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, Parc Merveilleux, Beaufort Castles, Bourscheid Castle
Highlights from your plan
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Antwerpen-Centraal (in Antwerp), Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Ghent City Center, &more) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, don't miss a visit to The Markt, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip builder tool .

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Bruges sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oberammergau.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Antwerpen-Centraal, Menin Gate Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

2
nights
Oberammergau, Germany

Oberammergau ©
Nestled in a valley within the Bavarian Alps, Oberammergau is known not only for its famous theater productions, but also for its large selection of dining, shopping, and traditional crafts.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, admire the striking features of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oberammergau Church and then get outside with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oberammergau day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Bruges to Oberammergau with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Oberammergau

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Hohenschwangau
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Alpine Coaster Oberammergau ©
Alpine Coaster Oberammergau

20
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Cologne (Chocolate Museum, Cologne Cathedral, &more), Wurzburg (Schloss Veitshöchheim, Der Hofgarten, &more) and Rothenburg (St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), Das Plonlein, &more). Pack the 30th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Phantasialand. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Frieder Burda, admire the striking features of Romer, walk around Lichtentaler Allee, and admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Frankfurt road trip website .

You can drive from Oberammergau to Frankfurt in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Wurzburg, Baden-Baden, Cologne, Heidelberg
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda

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