17 days in Germany, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

17 days in Germany, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

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17 days in Germany, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
4
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

6
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.
Head to Albert Cuyp Market and Leidsepleinfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Het Twiske and Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, stop by De Kaaskamer, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip website .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Amsterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Amsterdam. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in July; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Red Light District ©
Red Light District

6
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.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Grand Place will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Chocolate Line Bruges and Farmer's Market Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Pierre Marcolini Haute Chocolaterie, The Markt, & more). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), look for gifts at La Casa del Habano, and examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Brussels

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bruges
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

1
night
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take a stroll through Oberkassel, get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, look for gifts at Heinemann Confiserie, then shop like a local with Schadowstrasse, and finally look for gifts at Old Town (Altstadt).

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dusseldorf travel app .

Getting from Brussels to Dusseldorf by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dusseldorf can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Dusseldorf-Oberkassel ©
Dusseldorf-Oberkassel

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 14th (Tue), snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cologne Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at OMS Beachclub.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cologne travel itinerary planner.

Cologne is just a stone's throw from Dusseldorf. In August in Cologne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

OMS Beachclub
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Neroberg, then make a trip to St. Peter, and then delve into the distant past at Messel Pit Fossil Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle and then browse the different shops at Main-Taunus Zentrum.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Cologne to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Neroberg, St. Peter, Messel Pit Fossil Site, Main-Taunus Zentrum
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Messel Pit Fossil Site ©
Messel Pit Fossil Site
Neroberg ©
Neroberg
Main-Taunus Zentrum ©
Main-Taunus Zentrum

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