55 days in Germany, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

55 days in Germany, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
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Dresden, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Trier, Germany
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Hamburg, Germany
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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Charlottenburg Palace and Berliner Dom will appeal to history buffs. Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin sightseeing website.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Berlin is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

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Dresden, Germany

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Dresden Zwinger and Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister. Appreciate the collections at Albertinum and Neues Grünes Gewölbe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dresden: Obere Schleuse Kirnitschklamm (in Hinterhermsdorf), Koenigstein Fortress (in Koenigstein) and Leipzig (Wildpark Leipzig, Bach Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, step into the grandiose world of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, make a trip to Katholische Hofkirche, and admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Dresden day trip site.

Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Dresden sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

6
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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Neuschwanstein. Let the collections at Munich Residenz and BMW Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau), Maria-Hilf-Kirche (in Murnau) and Benediktinerkloster St. Mang (in Fussen). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and explore the activities along English Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nuremberg, Germany

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get a sense of the local culture at Germanisches Nationalmuseum and Kaiserburg Nurnberg. Popular historic sites such as St. Lorenz Church and Cathedral of St Peter's are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Bamberg (Bamberg Cathedral & Bamberg Altstadt), Wildpark Hollohe (in Teublitz) and Falknerei Burg Rabenstein (in Ahorntal). There's still lots to do: get outside with Naturschutzgebiet Holle, examine the collection at Memorium Nuremberg Trials, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, and contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg attractions planner.

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Rothenburg, Germany

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Popular historic sites such as Fortress Marienberg and Schloss Veitshöchheim are in your itinerary. Würzburg Residence and Neumuenster are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Rothenburg side-trips: Deutsche Greifenwarte (in Hassmersheim), Wurzburg (Museum fur Franken, Furstengarten Marienberg, &more) and Margarethenschlucht (in Neckargerach). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Town Walls, stop by Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, see the interesting displays at German Christmas Museum, and take a stroll through Altstadt.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg online trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Trier, Germany

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and Neroberg are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) and Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trier: Mainz (Gutenberg Museum & Mainz Cathedral) and Cochem (Bundesbank-Bunker Cochem, Reichsburg Cochem, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Freilichtmuseum, steep yourself in history at Karl Marx House, hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gangolf's Church.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Trier online attractions planner.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Grote Markt. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout), Antwerp (Cathedral of Our Lady, MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, &more) and Ardennes American Cemetery (in Neupre). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, discover the deep blue sea with Relax Divers Meise, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, and explore the galleries of Maison Cauchie.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brussels itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Trier to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Bruges, Belgium

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get some cultural insight at Groeningemuseum and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gravensteen and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum & Menin Gate Memorial), Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, &more) and Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and see the interesting displays at Friet Museum.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visit Anne Frank House and Grote Markt for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (Panorama Mesdag & Madurodam), Delft (Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles & Maria van Jessekerk) and Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), walk around Vondelpark, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Get some cultural insight at Miniatur Wunderland and Alter Elbtunnel. Appreciate the collections at Kunsthalle Hamburg and Bunker Museum Wilhelmshaven. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: Storchenpflegestation Wesermarsch (in Berne), The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden) and Himmelmoor (in Quickborn). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, have fun and explore at PuppenMuseum Falkenstein, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Hamburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In July, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.