6 days in Western Europe Itinerary

6 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Fly
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Cologne, Germany
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleroi, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Genk, Belgium
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Cologne Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cologne trip itinerary maker website.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Cologne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Antwerp, Belgium

— 1 night
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 1st (Wed), examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then grab your bike and head to Te Boelaerpark, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Keizerskapel (Sint Anna kapel).

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Antwerp takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Trails · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels visit planning tool.

You can drive from Antwerp to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Charleroi.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Charleroi, Belgium

— 1 night
Charleroi is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Le Bois du Cazier and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Waterloo 1815.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Charleroi holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Charleroi takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in Charleroi are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Genk.

Things to do in Charleroi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Genk, Belgium

Genk is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt. To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Genk trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Charleroi to Genk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. April in Genk sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Genk

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Singel. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then explore the world behind art at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally head outdoors with Hotel Scooters.

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You can drive from Genk to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors