15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 7 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Echternach, Luxembourg
— 1 day
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Brussels, Belgium

— 7 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.
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 pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, 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 drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 6:

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

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.
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.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bruges day trip app.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

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.
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 find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. 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 · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

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

You can drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. 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

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Echternach, Luxembourg

— 1 day
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 National Museum of Military History.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Echternach travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Echternach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; 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 · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.