13 days in Germany, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

13 days in Germany, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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13 days in Germany, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Baltimore, United States
Fly:  26​h
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  4​h
5
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
End: Baltimore, United States


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2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), Romer and Zoo Frankfurt. On the 14th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Frankfurt and then admire the striking features of Romer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip itinerary maker app .

Baltimore, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Baltimore in September, with highs in Frankfurt at 69°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Delirium, Cantillon Brewery, Serres Royales De Laeken, and other attractions you added. On the 16th (Mon), explore the galleries of Memorial Waterloo 1815, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, and then examine the collection at Atomium. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, make a trip to Place du Grand Sablon, then wander the streets of Lower Town, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Delirium.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brussels online road trip planner .

Getting from Frankfurt to Brussels by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. September in Brussels sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Memorial Waterloo 1815
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Friet Museum as well as Legends Free Walking Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges, squeeze the most out of the city with Legends Free Walking Tours, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Bruges sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

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

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Heineken Experience has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning tool .

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 September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, then take a stroll around Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, stop by Alsterhaus Hamburg, and then take a stroll through Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Hamburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

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