28 days in Germany, Belgium & Shanghai Itinerary

28 days in Germany, Belgium & Shanghai Itinerary

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28 days in Germany, Belgium & Shanghai Itinerary

Start: Taipei, Taiwan
Fly:  2​h
1
Shanghai, China
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
2
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— Few hours
train:  45​min
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
6
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
7
Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Fussen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Ulm, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Wurzburg, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
13
Shanghai, China
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
End: Taipei, Taiwan


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1
night
Shanghai, China

Shanghai
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shanghai trip planner .

Taipei, Taiwan to Shanghai is an approximately 5-hour flight. In June, Shanghai is slightly colder than Taipei - with highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C. You'll set off for Frankfurt on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Tours Nightlife
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1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip maker app .

You can fly from Shanghai to Frankfurt in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Shanghai in June: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Brussels.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Nightlife Historic Sites Parks
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hours
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.
On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Atomium, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planning website .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Brussels in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Frankfurt in June, you will find days in Brussels are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

7
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like STAM Ghent City Museum and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Essex Farm Cemetery and St Michael's Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium (in Diksmuide), Bruges (St. Anne's Church, Basilica of the Holy Blood, & more) and Langemark Cemetery (in Langemark). There's lots more to do: stroll through De Panne Beach, examine the collection at Museumschip Amandine, take in the history at Hill 60, and contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ghent travel route builder app .

You can take a train from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Cologne.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Bruges, Poperinge, German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium, Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
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Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
De Panne Beach ©
De Panne Beach

3
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Explore hidden gems such as Burg Eltz and Burg Thurant. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cologne Cathedral and Museum Ludwig. Step out of Cologne with an excursion to Dokumentationsstaette Regierungsbunker in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Historic Old Town, steep yourself in history at Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, and admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Augustusburg.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne travel route site .

You can drive from Ghent to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Ghent in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cologne: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Munich.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Burg Thurant, Schloss Augustusburg, Burg Eltz, Dokumentationsstaette Regierungsbunker
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Burg Eltz ©
Burg Eltz
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Schloss Nymphenburg and BMW Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, admire the landmark architecture of BMW Headquarters, and see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

2
nights
Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
On the 7th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Obersalzberg, then make a trip to The Eagle's Nest, and then make a trip to Old Cemetery Berchtesgaden. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Rossfeld Panoramastrasse, then don't miss a visit to Maria Gern, then go deep underground at Berchtesgaden Salt Mines, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Salzheilstollen Berchtesgaden.

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Drive from Munich to Berchtesgaden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Berchtesgaden, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fussen.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Altotting
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Obersalzberg ©
Obersalzberg
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
Heilige Kapelle (Gnadenkapelle) ©
Heilige Kapelle (Gnadenkapelle)

2
nights
Fussen, Germany

Fussen ©
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fussen trip planning app .

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Fussen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, daytime highs in Fussen are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Ulm.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hohenschwangau
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Neuschwanstein Castle ©
Neuschwanstein Castle
Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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hours
Ulm, Germany

Ulm ©
Part of the epicenter of the Holy Roman Empire, Ulm today stands as a cultural and economic hub of modern Germany.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Ulmer Münster, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Die Valentinskapelle, then contemplate the long history of The Leaning House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagoge Ulm, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pauluskirche.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ulm trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fussen to Ulm by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Ulm can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Ulm

Historic Sites
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Ulmer Münster ©
Ulmer Münster
Die Valentinskapelle ©
Die Valentinskapelle
Pauluskirche ©
Pauluskirche

1
night
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart trip planner.

You can take a train from Ulm to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Koenigstrasse ©
Koenigstrasse
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

4
nights
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Marienburg Fortress and Würzburg Residence are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum) and Museum fuer Franken capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Wurzburg side-trips: Rothenburg (Burgtor und Burg, Markusturm and Buttelhaus, & more) and Bamberg (Altenburg & Neue Residenz). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Neumunster, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg, and contemplate the long history of Frankoniabrunnen.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wurzburg road trip site .

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Wurzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Wurzburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Bamberg
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum fur Post und Kommunikation, explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Goethe House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, then stroll the grounds of Hauptfriedhof, then explore the world behind art at Schirn Kunsthalle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dreikonigskirche.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt itinerary planning site .

Take a train from Wurzburg to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Frankfurt when traveling from Wurzburg in July, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museum fur Post und Kommunikation ©
Museum fur Post und Kommunikation
Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Schirn Kunsthalle ©
Schirn Kunsthalle

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): walk around Fuxing Park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Former French Concession.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shanghai online route planner .

You can fly from Frankfurt to Shanghai in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in July, expect Shanghai to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 30°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
Fuxing Park ©
Fuxing Park

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