11 days in Germany & Belgium Itinerary

11 days in Germany & Belgium Itinerary

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11 days in Germany & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
subway:  30​min
2
Bad Homburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Kelkheim (Taunus), Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Wiesbaden, Germany
— 1 night
train:  15​min
5
Mainz, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Aachen, Germany
— 1 night
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  45​min
8
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  30​min
9
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Bangkok, Thailand


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night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johanniskirche, then admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, then admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Goethe House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Frankfurt is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bangkok in August, plan for slightly colder days in Frankfurt, with highs around 29°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take the subway to Bad Homburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus

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night
Bad Homburg, Germany

Bad Homburg ©
Bad Homburg vor der Höhe is the district town of the Hochtaunuskreis, Hesse, Germany, on the southern slope of the Taunus, bordering among others Frankfurt am Main and Oberursel. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Celtic Trail at the Heidetrank Oppidum.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bad Homburg online driving holiday planner .

Bad Homburg is just a short distance from Frankfurt. In August, daytime highs in Bad Homburg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kelkheim (Taunus).

Things to do in Bad Homburg

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Celtic Trail at the Heidetrank Oppidum
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Kelkheim (Taunus), Germany

Kelkheim (Taunus) ©
Kelkheim is a town in the Main-Taunus-Kreis district in Hesse, Germany. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at European Baha'i House of Worship (Baha'i-Haus der Andacht) and then look for gifts at Australien Wine Store.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kelkheim (Taunus) itinerary maker site .

Kelkheim (Taunus) is just a short distance from Bad Homburg. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wiesbaden.

Things to do in Kelkheim (Taunus)

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

European Baha'i House of Worship (Baha'i-Haus der Andacht)
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1
night
Wiesbaden, Germany

Wiesbaden ©
One of Europe's oldest spa towns, Wiesbaden has been catering to travelers from countries near and far for many centuries.
On the 17th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Neroberg and then stroll the grounds of Sudfriedhof.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Wiesbaden itinerary planner .

Wiesbaden is just a stone's throw from Kelkheim (Taunus). In August, daytime highs in Wiesbaden are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Mainz.

Things to do in Wiesbaden

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Neroberg ©
Neroberg

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Mainz, Germany

Mainz ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Mainz is an elegant, modern city in Germany's largest wine-growing region and a major center for tourism.
On the 17th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Augustine's Church and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche).

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mainz travel planner .

Mainz is very close to Wiesbaden. August in Mainz sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Aachen.

Things to do in Mainz

Historic Sites
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St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) ©

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Aachen, Germany

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
On the 18th (Sun), admire the striking features of Aachener Rathaus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aachen Cathedral (Dom), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Foillan, then have some family-friendly fun at Holocafe Aachen, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tierpark Aachen, and finally make a trip to Markt.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Aachen online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mainz to Aachen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Aachen

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Aachen Cathedral (Dom) ©
Aachen Cathedral (Dom)
Aachener Rathaus ©
Aachener Rathaus
St. Foillan ©
St. Foillan

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Aachen to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then stroll the grounds of Western Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent trip maker website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then make a trip to The Markt, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Provinciaal Hof. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, take an in-depth tour of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, then take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges sightseeing planner .

Bruges is just a stone's throw from Ghent. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 23rd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, then see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Antwerp tour builder website .

You can take a bus from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei

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