7 days in Western Europe Itinerary

7 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 day
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Maasmechelen, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 day
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Dusseldorf, Germany

— 1 day

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Sechs-Seen-Platte Duisburg.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dusseldorf driving holiday planning website.

Berlin to Dusseldorf is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Dusseldorf are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Giethoorn, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Giethoorn route planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Giethoorn in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Giethoorn are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You will leave for Maasmechelen on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Giethoorn

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Maasmechelen, Belgium

— 1 night
Maasmechelen is a municipality located on the Meuse river in the Belgian province of Limburg.It comprises the former municipalities of Mechelen-aan-de-Maas, Vucht, Leut, Meeswijk, Uikhoven, Eisden, Opgrimbie, Boorsem, and Kotem.As a result of both Maasmechelen’s location near the border and its coalmining history quite a few of its current inhabitants are from Dutch, German, Eastern European (e.g., Polish) or Mediterranean (mainly Italian) origin.HistoryPrehistoric and Roman timesThe plateau of Campine was built up during the ice age with deposits of sand and other material that the Meuse river had eroded in the upstream Ardennes region. On the 14th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of St. Barbara Church Cit and then browse the different shops at Maasmechelen Village.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Maasmechelen visit planner.

Getting from Giethoorn to Maasmechelen by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Maasmechelen

Shopping · Historic Sites
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Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and then contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

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Traveling by car from Maasmechelen to Bruges takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October in Bruges, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip planning site.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums

Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 day

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Goethe House, admire the landmark architecture of Opernturm., then admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, and finally admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites