33 days in Belgium & Germany Itinerary

33 days in Belgium & Germany Itinerary

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33 days in Belgium & Germany Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu, Nepal
Fly:  14​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
train:  45​min
2
Antwerp, Belgium
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
4
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Rothenburg, Germany
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Leuven, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Kathmandu, Nepal


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6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Minnewater Lake, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brussels online tour planner .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Brussels is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in September, things will get a bit cooler in Brussels: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Antwerp.

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Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

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Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
The Markt ©
The Markt

4
nights
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.
Explore Antwerp's surroundings by going to Ghent (Ghent City Center, Gravensteen, & more). The adventure continues: stop by Pierre Marcolini, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus.

To find out how to plan a trip to Antwerp, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Brussels to Antwerp by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Antwerp

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ghent
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Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin) ©
Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin)
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini

3
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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, nature, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hauptkirche St. Michaelis, meet the residents at Tierpark Hagenbeck, and stroll around Planten un Blomen.

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Fly from Antwerp to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck

4
nights
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Berlin online trip maker .

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

4
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.
Step out of Munich to go to Hohenschwangau and see Schloss Neuschwanstein, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Marienplatz, admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, walk around English Garden, and examine the collection at BMW Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munich route website .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

4
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, get outside with Barockgarten-Hesperidengarten Nurnberg, explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof, and explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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Barockgarten-Hesperidengarten Nurnberg ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

5
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rothenburg: Ulmer Münster (in Ulm) and Wurzburg (Alte Mainbruecke, Würzburg Residence, & more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, don't miss a visit to Schmiedgasse, and examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rothenburg online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Leuven.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Ulmer Münster
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

1
night
Leuven, Belgium

Leuven ©
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Great Market Square (Grote Markt), admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden Kruidtuin, make a trip to Old Market Square, then steep yourself in history at Town Hall (Stadhuis), then admire the striking features of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Groot Begijnhof.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Leuven day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rothenburg to Leuven. In October in Leuven, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leuven

Parks Historic Sites
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Town Hall (Stadhuis) ©
Town Hall (Stadhuis)
Groot Begijnhof ©
Groot Begijnhof
Old Market Square ©
Old Market Square

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