9 days in Germany, Amsterdam & Belgium Itinerary

9 days in Germany, Amsterdam & Belgium Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Trier, Germany
— 1 night

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 25th (Wed), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): wander the streets of Red Light District, then have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip planning website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Amsterdam is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Amsterdam, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Amsterdam is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Must see
Van Gogh Museum
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Neighborhood
Red Light District
2.9

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

Venice of the North

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): examine the collection at Friet Museum, then make a trip to The Markt, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bruges route website.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Bruges, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
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Landmark
The Markt
4.4

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 29th (Sun), make a trip to Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe and then stop by Place St. Gery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brussels online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Brussels

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Must see
Grand Place
4.8
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Neighborhood
Place St. Gery
4.3

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge, then take a stroll through Historic Old Town, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cologne itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Brussels to Cologne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Neighborhood
Historic Old Town
4.3
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World heritage site
Cologne Cathedral
4.8

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Trier, Germany

Trier ©

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the sheer force of Saarburg Waterfall, then examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and finally do a tasting at Weinstube Kesselstatt.

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Traveling by car from Cologne to Trier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cologne in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Trier: temperatures range from 41°F by day to 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trier

Nature · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Winery / Vineyard
Weinstube Kesselstatt
4.2

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