58 days in Germany, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

58 days in Germany, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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58 days in Germany, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
Fly:  4​h
1
Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Dresden, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Nuremberg, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Rothenburg, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Trier, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
11
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen, Denmark

4
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alter Elbtunnel and Speicherstadt. You'll explore and learn at Miniatur Wunderland and Deutsches Zollmuseum. Get out of town with these interesting Hamburg side-trips: Wildpark Lueneburger Heide (in Hanstedt), Deutsches Panzermuseum (in Munster) and Lubeck (Marienkirche & An der Obertrave). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Hamburg History, see the interesting displays at Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, and steep yourself in history at Ole Kerk - die kleine Feldsteinkirche.

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Copenhagen, Denmark to Hamburg is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. March in Hamburg sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lubeck, Deutsches Panzermuseum, Wildpark Lueneburger Heide, St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), Ole Kerk - die kleine Feldsteinkirche
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

6
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Charlottenburg Palace. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Jewish Museum Berlin. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz (in Lubben) and Potsdam's Gardens (in Potsdam). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin journey builder app .

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Potsdam's Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens

5
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Frauenkirche and Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister. The Dresden Zwinger and Stallhof will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dresden: Leipzig (Leipzig Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Leipzig), St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), & more) and Obere Schleuse Kirnitschklamm (in Hinterhermsdorf). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, brush up on your military savvy at Armoury / Rustkammer, don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, and take an in-depth tour of Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister.

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You can take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Dresden sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Leipzig, Obere Schleuse Kirnitschklamm
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

5
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände and Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bamberg Altstadt and Cathedral of St Peter's. Venture out of the city with trips to Regensburg (Old Stone Bridge & Old Town), Bamberg Cathedral (in Bamberg) and Naturschutzgebiet Holle (in Rettenbach). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, identify plant and animal life at Wildpark Schloss Tambach, and examine the collection at Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum).

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg itinerary planner .

Getting from Dresden to Nuremberg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Regensburg, Bamberg, Kreuzweg Weltenburg, Naturschutzgebiet Holle, Wildpark Schloss Tambach
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral

6
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at BMW Museum and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Get a sense of the local culture at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Nymphenburg Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau), Burgruine Eisenberg (in Eisenberg) and Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Herrenchiemsee New Palace, ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich driving holiday planner .

Getting from Nuremberg to Munich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Munich are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Altstadt von Fuessen, Herrenchiemsee New Palace, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Burgruine Eisenberg
Highlights from your plan
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum
Herrenchiemsee New Palace ©
Herrenchiemsee New Palace

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, look for all kinds of wild species at Reptilienhaus Oberammergau, and then hit the slopes at Zugspitze. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen attractions planner .

Drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Reptilienhaus Oberammergau
Highlights from your plan
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Reptilienhaus Oberammergau ©
Reptilienhaus Oberammergau

4
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Get a sense of the local culture at Town Walls and Marienburg Fortress. Discover out-of-the-way places like Altstadt and Alte Mainbruecke. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Neubaukirche, Würzburg Residence, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, and contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rothenburg: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

3
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
You'll explore and learn at Mercedes-Benz Museum and Porsche Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Schloss Heidelberg and Ulmer Münster. Change things up with these side-trips from Stuttgart: Altstadt (Old Town) (in Heidelberg), Eninger Weide (in Eningen unter Achalm) and Baden-Baden (Museum Frieder Burda & Eglise Russe). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Burg Hohenzollern, delve into the distant past at Castle Waldeck, identify plant and animal life at Monbachtal, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

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You can drive from Rothenburg to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. April in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Heidelberg, Monbachtal, Eninger Weide, Burg Hohenzollern
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Burg Hohenzollern ©
Burg Hohenzollern
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum

5
nights
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Porta Nigra and Reichsburg Cochem. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and Kornmarkt. Explore Trier's surroundings by going to Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark (in Schleiden), Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (in Koblenz) and Naturpark Nassau (in Nassau). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Burg Eltz, contemplate the long history of Bischofliche Weinguter Trier, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mathias Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Trier trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Stuttgart to Trier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark, Reichsburg Cochem, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Eltz Castle, Naturpark Nassau
Highlights from your plan
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem

6
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Bastogne War Museum and René Magritte Museum. Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Chateau de Bouillon. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Antwerp (Antwerpen-Centraal & Grote Markt). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural Sciences, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Brussels using our trip planner.

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 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Antwerp, Chateau de Bouillon, Bastogne War Museum
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Chateau de Bouillon ©
Chateau de Bouillon

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gravensteen and Graslei and Korenlei. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial & In Flanders Fields Museum) and Ghent (De Assels, Western Cemetery, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, identify plant and animal life at Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and make a trip to Burg Square.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bruges online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Bruges, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Ieper (Ypres), Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©

6
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and De Duif. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk), Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel) and Schaapskooi Ermelo (in Ermelo). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, Schaapskooi Ermelo, Kootwijkerzand, Zaanse Schans, Regte Heide & Riels Laag
Highlights from your plan
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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