8 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Germany Itinerary

8 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Germany Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
3
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

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 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels online trip itinerary maker.

Cardiff, UK to Brussels is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cardiff to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cardiff in January, expect Brussels to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Tours Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Antwerp
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Walking tours
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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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.
On the 10th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, thenadmire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Museumphoto, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenwalk around Vondelpark, and finally admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam route planner.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Spas
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Hamburg, Germany

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, thenget a sense of history and politics at Townhall, and finally squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hamburg driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Hamburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, you will find days in Hamburg are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Tours
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Walking tours
Townhall ©
Townhall
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, thenponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, thensteep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip builder site.

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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

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