26 days in Berlin, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

26 days in Berlin, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

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26 days in Berlin, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Recife, Brazil
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 11 nights
train:  2​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Recife, Brazil

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Head to Boxoffberlin and Dussmann das KulturKaufhausfor plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Strandbad Tegeler See and Gendarmenmarkt. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, stroll through Zoo Berlin, and take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Berlin online trip maker .

Recife, Brazil to Berlin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Recife to Berlin, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Strandbad Tegeler See ©
Strandbad Tegeler See
Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) ©
Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe)
Strandbar Mitte ©
Strandbar Mitte

11
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Strand Egmond aan Zee and Scheveningen beach. Head to Albert Cuyp Market and Waanders In De Broerenfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Bussloo (in Wilp), Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Strand Camperduin (in Schoorl). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at ARTIS, look for gifts at Abraham Kef's, kick back and relax at Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip site .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Noordwolde, Strand Camperduin, Scheveningen Beach, Strand Egmond aan Zee, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee
Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee ©
Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee

8
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and The Old Chocolate House. Head to 2be Beer Wall and Carpentier-Goegebeuerfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (Louis, Pierre Marcolini, & more) and Bruges (De Halve Maan Brewery, Stadhuis, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and look for gifts at Maison Dandoy.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brussels online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bruges, Antwerp
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The Old Chocolate House ©
The Old Chocolate House
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
2be Beer Wall ©
2be Beer Wall

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