13 days in Western Europe Itinerary

13 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

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), get to know the resident critters at Zoo Frankfurt and then admire the landmark architecture of Romer. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

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

Baltimore, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Baltimore to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baltimore in September, expect Frankfurt to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 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.
You've added Delirium, Cantillon Brewery, Serres Royales De Laeken, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Memorial Waterloo 1815, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cantillon Brewery, and then explore the galleries of Atomium. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then make a trip to Place du Grand Sablon, then visit Lower Town, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Delirium.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip tool.

Drive from Frankfurt to Brussels in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Bruges, Belgium

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Friet Museum as well as Legends Free Walking Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges, gain insight with Legends Free Walking Tours, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bruges holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

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.
Heineken Experience has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Rijksmuseum and The Jordaan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House and take a stroll through Leidseplein.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Hamburg, Germany

— 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, experience the thrill of a live performance at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and then make a trip to Miniatur Wunderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then look for gifts at Alsterhaus Hamburg, and then take a stroll through Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Hamburg in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Belgium travel guide

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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.