9 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Berlin Itinerary

9 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Berlin Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vienna, Austria
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Vienna, Austria

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Atomium, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Brussels tour itinerary planning site.

Vienna, Austria to Brussels is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Vienna in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

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.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then go for a walk through Walplein, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to Belfry of Bruges.

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Bruges sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

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

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, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and walk around Vondelpark.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam itinerary planner.

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally make a trip to Brandenburg Gate. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Berlin route builder.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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