7 days in Belgium, Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

7 days in Belgium, Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

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7 days in Belgium, Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly + Train:  16​h
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Dallas, United States

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip planning app .

Dallas, USA to Bruges is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Bruges is 7 hours. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect Bruges to be colder, temps between 71°F and 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

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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.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally browse the exhibits of Atomium.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Eich, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lucerne day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Lucerne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seebad Eich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Schack-Galerie. On the next day, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planning website .

You can drive from Lucerne to Munich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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