15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Maputo, Mozambique
Fly:  21 h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Echternach, Luxembourg
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Maputo, Mozambique

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerpen-Centraal (in Antwerp) and Pairi Daiza (in Brugelette). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Atomium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brussels tour itinerary builder app.

Maputo, Mozambique to Brussels is an approximately 21- hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Maputo in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antwerpen-Centraal, Pairi Daiza
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (Ghent City Center, Gravensteen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Markt, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bruges day trip app.

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then stroll around Vondelpark, and finally admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cologne trip website.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Cologne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll set off for Echternach on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Cologne

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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1
day
Echternach, Luxembourg

Echternach ©
Echternach is a commune with town status in the canton of Echternach, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher, in eastern Luxembourg. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): trek along Mullerthal Trail, don't miss a visit to Abbey of Echternach, and then brush up on your military savvy at MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Echternach travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Echternach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Echternach are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Echternach

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Mullerthal Trail, MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire
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Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail
MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire ©
MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire
Abbey of Echternach ©
Abbey of Echternach

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