43 days in Germany, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

43 days in Germany, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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43 days in Germany, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hoogstraten, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Oberammergau, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Newark, United States

8
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 (O.L.V. St Peter's Church, Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail, &more) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, don't miss a visit to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bruges driving holiday planner .

Newark, USA to Bruges is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Bruges, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in May, things will get little chillier in Bruges: highs are around 62°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoogstraten.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

1
night
Hoogstraten, Belgium

Hoogstraten ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stop by De Biergrens, then contemplate the long history of Begijnhof Hoogstraten, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Hoogstraten day trip planning site .

You can drive from Bruges to Hoogstraten in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Hoogstraten

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

De Biergrens
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Beguinage ©
Beguinage
De Biergrens ©
De Biergrens

10
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Pierre Marcolini, Antwerpen-Centraal, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Brussels vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hoogstraten to Brussels in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Hoogstraten in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Brussels, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Antwerp
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxembourg City: Abbey of Echternach (in Echternach), Kikuoka Country Club (in Canach) and Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vianden, get to know the resident critters at Parc Merveilleux, get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Brussels to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mullerthal Trail, Bourscheid Castle, Chateau de Vianden, Beaufort Castles, Abbey of Echternach
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Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

9
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Cologne (Hohenzollern Bridge & Cologne Cathedral), Schumannhaus (in Bonn) and Heidelberg (Tinnunculus, Schloss Heidelberg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, examine the collection at Museum Frieder Burda, stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, and hike along Panoramaweg.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Frankfurt day trip planning site .

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Frankfurt in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oberammergau.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Wurzburg, Rothenburg, Heidelberg, Cologne
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oberammergau: Schwangau (Schloss Neuschwanstein, St.Maria und Florian, &more), Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Augsburg (Augsburg Town Hall, Botanischer Garten, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, fly down the slopes at Zugspitze, get to know the fascinating history of Stadtmauer, and head outdoors with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Oberammergau holiday planner.

Drive from Frankfurt to Oberammergau in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Oberammergau are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oberammergau

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schwangau, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Augsburg, LEGOLAND Deutschland, FlyTeam
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Hollentalklamm ©
Hollentalklamm

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