26 days in Belgium & Germany Itinerary

26 days in Belgium & Germany Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Erfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Gengenbach, Germany
— 3 nights
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Cochem, Germany
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium

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.
Get some cultural insight at Train World and Van Buuren Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore René Magritte Museum and Autoworld. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, don't miss a visit to Place St. Gery, and see the interesting displays at MOOF Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Brussels online trip maker.

Los Angeles, USA to Brussels is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 62°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

3
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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Nikolai Memorial and Museum of Hamburg History. Museum-lovers will appreciate Dialog in the Dark and Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Ohlsdorf Cemetery, wander the streets of St Pauli, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche, and get engrossed in the history at Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hamburg day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Hamburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Alte Nationalgalerie and Classic Remise Berlin. Get in touch with nature at Wannsee and Lindenufer. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Berlin Story Bunker, head off the coast to Pfaueninsel, test your team's savvy at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, and wander the streets of Kreuzberg.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Berlin online route maker.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Erfurt.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

2
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Erfurt, Germany

Rome of Thuringia

Its riverside location has put Erfurt at a major European trading crossroads for centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Erinnerungsort Topf & Sohne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Severi Kirche, examine the collection at Gedenk- Und Bildungsstatte Andreasstrasse, hunt for treasures at Fischmarkt, then pause for some photo ops at Eulenspiegel-Denkmal, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Historische Altstadt.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Erfurt trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Erfurt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Erfurt can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Erfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Burgersaalkirche and St. Michael's Church. Step off the beaten path and head to BMW Headquarters and FC Bayern Museum. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, admire the landmark architecture of Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, and get outside with Lerchenauer See.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Erfurt to Munich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gengenbach.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

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Gengenbach, Germany

Gengenbach is a town in the district of Ortenau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and a popular tourist destination on the western edge of the Black Forest with about 11,000 inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Stadtkirche Sankt Marien and then have fun at Freizeitanlage Gengenbach. On the next day, make a trip to Gengenbach Town Hall, explore the world behind art at Museum Haus Loewenberg, take an in-depth tour of Flossermuseum Gengenbach, examine the collection at Narrenmuseum Niggelturm, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakobskapelle - Berglekapelle, and finally don't miss a visit to Historische Altstadt.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gengenbach holiday builder app.

Drive from Munich to Gengenbach in 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Gengenbach can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cochem.

Things to do in Gengenbach

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

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Cochem, Germany

Pearl of the Mosselle Valley

Nestled away within the rolling hills of the Moselle River Valley, Cochem possesses an archetypical German appearance and medieval charm that provides one of the best atmospheres in the country.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Martin Kirche and Walter J. Oster, Felsenkeller zu Cochem. Burgruine Winneburg and Pfarrkirche St. Remaclus will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Edelsteinmuseum Cochem, do a tasting at Winery Haxel, head outdoors with Mosel Radweg, and hike along Erlebnisweg Tal der Wilden Endert.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cochem trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Gengenbach to Cochem takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Gengenbach in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Cochem, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cochem

Outdoors · Wineries · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): ponder the design of Minerva Fountain, examine the collection at Geldmuseum, and then visit Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt tour app.

Traveling by car from Cochem to Frankfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Cochem, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Frankfurt, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 55°F. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.