12 days in Berlin & Belgium Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Bouillon, Belgium
— 2 nights
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Los Angeles


Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pergamonmuseum and Gemaldegalerie. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museumsdienst Berlin and Potsdam's Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Potsdam (Neues Palais, Sanssouci Palace, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of House of the Wannsee Conference, examine the collection at Stasimuseum, steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Berlin planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Berlin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly to Bruges.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas Church, get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, then explore the galleries of Gravensteen, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bruges driving holiday planner.

Getting from Berlin to Bruges by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bouillon.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Tours
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Bouillon, Belgium — 2 nights

On the 29th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Chateau fort de Bouillon, explore the fascinating underground world of Domaine Des Grottes De Han, and then snap pictures at Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mardasson Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Bastogne War Museum, and then learn about all things military at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bouillon vacation planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Bouillon in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

Capital of Europe

Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Serres Royales De Laeken. Get some historical perspective at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Parc du Cinquantenaire. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brussels online travel planner.

Getting from Bouillon to Brussels by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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Belgium travel guide

A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.