16 days in Belgium & Germany Itinerary

16 days in Belgium & Germany Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 3 nights

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ghent City Center and Historic Centre of Brugge. Get a sense of the local culture at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Groeningemuseum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and make a trip to The Markt.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip tool.

Mazatlan, Mexico to Bruges is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Mazatlan to Bruges is 8 hours. Traveling from Mazatlan in December, things will get colder in Bruges: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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Ghent City Center
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Go for a jaunt from Brussels to Brugelette to see Pairi Daiza about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Atomium, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

Before you visit Brussels, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Pairi Daiza
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some cultural insight at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Potsdamer Platz. Get some historical perspective at East Side Gallery and Stolpersteine in Berlin. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Berlin driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Gendarmenmarkt ©
Gendarmenmarkt
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds). On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, and then explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Berlin to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Bamberg
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Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at German Christmas Museum, see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., don't miss a visit to Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Town Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), then steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Kilian Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Wurzburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

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