16 days in Belgium, Germany & Luxembourg City Itinerary

16 days in Belgium, Germany & Luxembourg City Itinerary

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16 days in Belgium, Germany & Luxembourg City Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  14​h
1
Leuven, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dinant, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kortrijk, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
5
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  15​min
7
Mechelen, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  30​min
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Trier, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
10
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand


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Leuven, Belgium

Leuven ©
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
On the 16th (Fri), get outside with Doode Bemde, then admire the striking features of Groot Begijnhof, then pause for some photo ops at Vallend paard, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Leuven trip builder site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Leuven is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central European Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Bangkok in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Leuven: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dinant.

Things to do in Leuven

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Doode Bemde
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Groot Begijnhof ©
Groot Begijnhof

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Dinant, Belgium

Dinant ©
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Church of Our Lady (Collegiale Notre-Dame), then Head underground at The Domain of the Caves of Han, then examine the collection at Maison Adolphe Sax, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ferme Apicole des Neuf Bonniers.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dinant road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Leuven to Dinant takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Dinant sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kortrijk.

Things to do in Dinant

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

The Domain of the Caves of Han, Ferme Apicole des Neuf Bonniers
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The Domain of the Caves of Han ©
The Domain of the Caves of Han
Maison Adolphe Sax ©
Maison Adolphe Sax

1
night
Kortrijk, Belgium

Kortrijk ©
Kortrijk is a Belgian city and municipality in the Flemish province of West Flanders.It is the capital and largest city of the judicial and administrative arrondissement of Kortrijk. On the 18th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum, make a trip to Menin Gate Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tyne Cot Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage of Kortrijk, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kortrijk attractions planner .

You can drive from Dinant to Kortrijk in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kortrijk can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Kortrijk

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Tyne Cot Cemetery
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Walplein. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally stroll around Minnewaterpark.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bruges road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kortrijk to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Bruges, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges
Belfry of Bruges

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), get your game on at BeVirtual, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), browse the fresh offerings at BE O Markt, explore the galleries of Gravensteen, then take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, and finally don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, get your game on at Level Up Gent Virtual Reality & Bar, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally take in the views from St Michael's Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ghent trip itinerary maker site .

Ghent is just a short distance from Bruges. In August in Ghent, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, then see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Antwerp tour planner .

Getting from Ghent to Antwerp by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Mechelen.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites
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MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

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Mechelen, Belgium

Mechelen ©
Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery Van Campenhout, admire the landmark architecture of St. Rumbold's Cathedral, and then relax in the rural setting at Paardenmelkerij Het Brabanderhof (Horse Dairy Farm Het Barbanderhof).

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mechelen trip itinerary planner .

Mechelen is just a short distance from Antwerp. In August, daytime highs in Mechelen are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Mechelen

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Paardenmelkerij Het Brabanderhof (Horse Dairy Farm Het Barbanderhof), Brewery Van Campenhout
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and finally explore the galleries of Atomium.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip website .

Brussels is just a short distance from Mechelen. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 27th (Tue), examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, then delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kurfurstliches Palais.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Trier itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Brussels to Trier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 28th (Wed), examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), make a trip to Place Guillaume II, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally make a trip to Casemates du Bock.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Luxembourg City online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Trier to Luxembourg City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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 29th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and then explore the galleries of Miniatur Wunderland.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg day trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Luxembourg City to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Hamburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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