14 days in Belgium, Germany & Eindhoven Itinerary

14 days in Belgium, Germany & Eindhoven Itinerary

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14 days in Belgium, Germany & Eindhoven Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Antwerp, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Eindhoven, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Aachen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Milan, Italy


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4
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.
Family-friendly places like Minnewater Lake and Mini-Europe will thrill your kids. For shopping fun, head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert or Carpentier-Goegebeuer. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, De Halve Maan Brewery, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Atomium, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Aux Puces de Bruxelles, and see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip builder site .

Milan, Italy to Brussels is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Milan in July, expect Brussels to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

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Bruges
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Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Head to Pierre Marcolini and GERETTI Jewellery & Diamondsfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: stop by Louis, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Criee.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Antwerp travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Antwerp

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini
Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin) ©
Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin)
Adori Millennium ©
Adori Millennium

2
nights
Eindhoven, Holland

Eindhoven ©
The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Efteling. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Safaripark Beekse Bergen, identify plant and animal life at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, and then don't miss a visit to Hovenring.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Eindhoven vacation maker .

Drive from Antwerp to Eindhoven in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Eindhoven are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Aachen.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Efteling, Regte Heide & Riels Laag, Safaripark Beekse Bergen
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Efteling ©
Efteling
Regte Heide & Riels Laag ©
Regte Heide & Riels Laag
Hovenring ©
Hovenring

1
night
Aachen, Germany

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Three Country Border, don't miss a visit to Ponttor, explore and take pictures at Tivoli, then steep yourself in history at Aachener Rathaus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral (Dom).

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Aachen road trip website .

Traveling by car from Eindhoven to Aachen takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Aachen are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Aachen

Historic Sites
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Aachen Cathedral (Dom) ©
Aachen Cathedral (Dom)
Ponttor ©
Ponttor
Tivoli ©
Tivoli

2
nights
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 (Fri): stop by Old Town (Altstadt), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): stop by CentrO, then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, and then kick back and relax at OMS Beachclub.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf vacation planner.

You can drive from Aachen to Dusseldorf in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cologne, CentrO, OMS Beachclub
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Old Town (Altstadt) ©
Old Town (Altstadt)
CentrO ©
CentrO

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