11 days in Berlin, Amsterdam & Belgium Itinerary

11 days in Berlin, Amsterdam & Belgium Itinerary

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11 days in Berlin, Amsterdam & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 21st (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin day trip tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Berlin is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Berlin is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, get your game on at Museumphoto, and explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam route app .

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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 27th (Fri): look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally snap pictures at Nepomucenusbrug.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

3
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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