37 days in Germany, Belgium & France Itinerary

37 days in Germany, Belgium & France Itinerary

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37 days in Germany, Belgium & France Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Saint-Quentin, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Villers-Bretonneux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Dunkirk, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
De Panne, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Middelkerke, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Blankenberge, Belgium
— 1 night
tram:  30​min
7
Knokke-Heist, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Hasselt, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Stolberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Mayen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
12
Koblenz, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
13
Nassau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
14
Wiesbaden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
15
Friedberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
16
Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Saint-Quentin, France

Saint-Quentin ©
Saint-Quentin is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. Venture out of the city with trips to Australian National Memorial (in Villers-Bretonneux), Rouen (Vieux, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, & more) and Amiens (Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens & Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Quentin vacation maker website .

Melbourne, Australia to Saint-Quentin is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Saint-Quentin. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in September since evenings lows in Saint-Quentin dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Villers-Bretonneux.

Things to do in Saint-Quentin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rouen, Amiens, Australian National Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Australian National Memorial ©
Australian National Memorial
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

1
night
Villers-Bretonneux, France

Villers-Bretonneux ©
Villers-Bretonneux is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.GeographyVillers-Bretonneux is situated some 19 km due east of Amiens, on the D1029 road and the A29 motorway.Villers-Bretonneux borders a particularly flat landscape towards the east, which can be considered as the western boundary of the Santerre plateau and the limit East of the Amiénois.The territory of the commune is crossed by the old national road 29 (current RD 1029), perfectly rectilinear road following the route of the ancient Roman road linking Amiens to Saint-Quentin in the Aisne. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll the grounds of Devonshire Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Australian Corps Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Australian National Memorial, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Franco-Australien Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Villers-Bretonneux trip planner .

You can drive from Saint-Quentin to Villers-Bretonneux in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Villers-Bretonneux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Australian Corps Memorial, Devonshire Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Australian National Memorial ©
Australian National Memorial
Devonshire Cemetery ©
Devonshire Cemetery
Franco-Australien Museum ©
Franco-Australien Museum

2
nights
Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. On the 22nd (Sun), learn about all things military at La Coupole and then stop by Calais Wine Superstore.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dunkirk trip website .

Getting from Villers-Bretonneux to Dunkirk by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Dunkirk can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to De Panne.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

La Coupole, Calais Wine Superstore
Highlights from your plan
Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore

2
nights
De Panne, Belgium

De Panne ©
Once a quiet fishing village, De Panne has become a buzzing beach resort with natural sand dunes that provide good views and an even better story. You'll find beachfront beer stalls and seaside activities along the coast of the North Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Tyne Cot Cemetery and then pause for some photo ops at Menin Gate Memorial.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read De Panne day trip site .

De Panne is very close to Dunkirk. In September, daytime highs in De Panne are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll set off for Middelkerke on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in De Panne

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tyne Cot Cemetery, Menin Gate Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery

1
night
Middelkerke, Belgium

Middelkerke
Middelkerke is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, on the North Sea, west of Ostend. To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Middelkerke online trip itinerary maker .

Middelkerke is just a short distance from De Panne. In September in Middelkerke, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), you're off toBlankenberge.

Things to do in Middelkerke

Outdoors Nightlife Parks

1
night
Blankenberge, Belgium

Blankenberge ©
Blankenberge is a town and a municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): play a few rounds at Royal Ostend Golf Club, identify plant and animal life at Uitkerkse Polder, then try for a hole-in-one at Mini Crazy Golf, and finally steep yourself in history at Huisje van Majutte.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Blankenberge travel planner.

Traveling by car from Middelkerke to Blankenberge takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Blankenberge can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to ride a tram to Knokke-Heist.

Things to do in Blankenberge

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trip

Royal Ostend Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Mini Crazy Golf ©
Mini Crazy Golf
Huisje van Majutte ©
Huisje van Majutte

1
night
Knokke-Heist, Belgium

Knokke-Heist ©
Knokke-Heist is a municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Sincfala: Museum van de Zwinstreek, then get engrossed in the history at For Freedom Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Sportoase, and finally look for gifts at Chocolatier M.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Knokke-Heist tour itinerary planner .

Knokke-Heist is very close to Blankenberge. September in Knokke-Heist sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Knokke-Heist

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
For Freedom Museum ©
For Freedom Museum
Sincfala: Museum van de Zwinstreek ©
Sincfala: Museum van de Zwinstreek
Chocolatier M ©
Chocolatier M

3
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, get lost in a book at Nottebohm Room of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library, see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Antwerp visit planner .

Getting from Knokke-Heist to Antwerp by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Hasselt.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini

2
nights
Hasselt, Belgium

Hasselt
Hasselt is a Belgian city and municipality, and capital of the province of Limburg. To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hasselt day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Antwerp to Hasselt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Stolberg.

Things to do in Hasselt

Outdoors Parks Museums

2
nights
Stolberg, Germany

Stolberg
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Stolberg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hasselt to Stolberg takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Stolberg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Mayen.

Things to do in Stolberg

Nightlife Museums Shopping

1
night
Mayen, Germany

Mayen ©
Mayen is a town in the Mayen-Koblenz District of the Rhineland-Palatinate Federal State of Germany, in the eastern part of the Volcanic Eifel Region. On the 6th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Eifelmuseum, explore the historical opulence of Genoveva Castle (Genovevaburg), explore the historical opulence of Burg Eltz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Herz-Jesu Kirche, then explore the historical opulence of Castle Olbruck, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Laacher Munster.

Plan trip to Mayen with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Stolberg to Mayen in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mayen when traveling from Stolberg in October, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Koblenz.

Things to do in Mayen

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Burg Eltz, Castle Olbruck, Laacher Munster
Highlights from your plan
Burg Eltz ©
Burg Eltz
Herz-Jesu Kirche ©
Herz-Jesu Kirche

5
nights
Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz ©
Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
Explore Koblenz's surroundings by going to Trier (Amphitheater, Porta Nigra, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Kunstgasschen Koblenz.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Koblenz trip itinerary planner.

Koblenz is just a short distance from Mayen. October in Koblenz sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Nassau.

Things to do in Koblenz

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Trier
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

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nights
Nassau, Germany

Nassau ©
Nassau is a town located in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinskirche, identify plant and animal life at Naturpark Nassau, and then admire the striking features of Rathaus. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Liebfrauenkirche, make a trip to Dreiburgenblick, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of St. John of Nepomuk, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Burg Laurenburg.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nassau trip itinerary builder site .

Nassau is just a stone's throw from Koblenz. In October in Nassau, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wiesbaden.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oberwesel, Burg Laurenburg, Dreiburgenblick, Statue of St. John of Nepomuk
Highlights from your plan
Burg Laurenburg ©
Burg Laurenburg
Liebfrauenkirche ©
Liebfrauenkirche
Dreiburgenblick ©
Dreiburgenblick

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nights
Wiesbaden, Germany

One of Europe's oldest spa towns, Wiesbaden has been catering to travelers from countries near and far for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then get outside with Rettbergsaue Schierstein, and then stroll the grounds of Sudfriedhof. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then appreciate the history behind Oraniendenkmal.

Before you visit Wiesbaden, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Nassau to Wiesbaden takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Friedberg.

Things to do in Wiesbaden

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal), Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Rettbergsaue Schierstein ©
Rettbergsaue Schierstein
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Friedberg, Germany

Friedberg
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Traveling by car from Wiesbaden to Friedberg takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will leave for Frankfurt on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Friedberg

Nightlife Parks Spas

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankfurt: Kolner Dom (in Cologne), Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg) and Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, admire the landmark architecture of Romer, explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, and steep yourself in history at Town Walls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip planner.

Getting from Friedberg to Frankfurt by car takes about an hour. October in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Schloss Heidelberg, Würzburg Residence, Kolner Dom
Highlights from your plan
Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

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