9 days in Germany, Amsterdam & Belgium Itinerary

9 days in Germany, Amsterdam & Belgium Itinerary

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9 days in Germany, Amsterdam & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Trier, Germany
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
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 3rd (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Red Light District, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online tour planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Amsterdam is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Amsterdam is minus 7 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 12°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience
Red Light District ©
Red Light District

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges itinerary tool .

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. November in Bruges sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
The Markt ©
The Markt

2
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.
On the 7th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, and finally browse the exhibits of Atomium. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe and then wander the streets of Place St. Gery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Brussels, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks Breweries & Distilleries Neighborhoods
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Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Cantillon Brewery ©
Cantillon Brewery
Place St. Gery ©
Place St. Gery

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, then take a stroll through Historic Old Town, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kolner Dom.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cologne travel app .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Cologne, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Historic Old Town ©
Historic Old Town
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

1
night
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Saarburg Waterfall, then examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and finally learn about winemaking at Weinstube Kesselstatt.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Trier planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cologne to Trier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trier

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Saarburg Waterfall
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Weinstube Kesselstatt ©
Weinstube Kesselstatt
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)

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