8 days in Germany, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

8 days in Germany, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

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8 days in Germany, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Aachen, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, and then take in the views from Eiserner Steg.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Frankfurt is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Frankfurt, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, with highs in Frankfurt at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Iron Bridge ©
Iron Bridge

1
night
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): wander the streets of Oberkassel, get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, admire the landmark architecture of Wilhelm-Marx-Haus, then look for gifts at Heinemann Confiserie, and finally stop by Old Town (Altstadt).

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Dusseldorf can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aachen.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Dusseldorf-Oberkassel ©
Dusseldorf-Oberkassel

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night
Aachen, Germany

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the local landmark of Fischpuddelchen, admire the local landmark of Spatzenbrunnen, make a trip to Ponttor, admire all the interesting features of Tivoli, then don't miss a visit to Markt, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Aachener Rathaus.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aachen journey app .

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Aachen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Aachen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Aachen

Historic Sites
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Aachener Rathaus ©
Aachener Rathaus
Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral
Tivoli ©
Tivoli

2
nights
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 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels route planning tool .

Take a train from Aachen to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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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 23rd (Thu), wander the streets of Leidseplein, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then get a new perspective on things with Flying Dutch Boats. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Het Twiske, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then take a stroll through Brouwersgracht.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam travel route builder app .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Leidseplein ©
Leidseplein

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