9 days in Bavaria, Amsterdam & Belgium Itinerary

9 days in Bavaria, Amsterdam & Belgium Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night


Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 9th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then explore the activities along English Garden. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and finally ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

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New York City, USA to Munich is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Munich reach 57°F and lows reach 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally stroll around Vondelpark.

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You can fly from Munich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Amsterdam when traveling from Munich in October, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brussels.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

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, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and see the interesting displays at Atomium.

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Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Bruges, Belgium — 1 night

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 16th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

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You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
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Bavaria travel guide

Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles
Bavaria is the country's largest, and one of Europe's oldest continuously existing states. It was established as a duchy in 907. Situated in the southeastern corner of the country, Bavaria is probably what most non-Germans have in mind when they imagine a vacation in Germany. Ironically, much of this region is culturally more like the neighboring Austria and Switzerland. There's much more to Bavaria than just the stereotypical leather trousers (lederhosen), sausages, and beer festivals. This region is one of the country's most popular destinations for tourism and is full of places to visit. It's rich in medieval cities, dense forests, towering mountains, sparkling lakes, picturesque castles, and thriving villages. Bavarians are regarded as the proudest of all Germans. They're loyal to their regional roots and traditions. To soak up the particular local culture of the rural areas, explore the countryside's picture-perfect villages on foot or by bicycle.

Belgium travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.