15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Westerland, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Strand Egmond aan Zee and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. Change things up with a short trip to Zandvoort aan Zee in Zandvoort (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bloemenmarkt, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and make a trip to Museum Quarter.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In May, Amsterdam is colder than Bangkok - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
On the 19th (Fri), stop by The Bottle Shop, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then make a trip to The Markt, and finally stop by Chocolatier Dumon. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally don't miss a visit to Burg Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bruges visit planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Barrio Grund and then explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City attractions app.

Getting from Bruges to Luxembourg City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Rothenburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, don't miss a visit to Klingentor, look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, then admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and finally take a stroll through Altstadt.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rothenburg online trip maker.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Rothenburg in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Westerland.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Westerland, Germany

— 2 nights
Westerland is a seaside resort and a former municipality located on the German North Sea island of Sylt. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get great views at Uwe Dune and then tee off at Golf-Club Sylt e.V.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): play a few rounds at Golf Club Budersand and then identify plant and animal life at Ellenbogen.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Westerland itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Westerland takes 10.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Westerland

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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 26th (Fri), see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, then contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and then catch a live event at Allianz Arena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munich travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Westerland to Munich in 12.5 hours. When traveling from Westerland in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Munich, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

— 2 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 28th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wank Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, then explore the activities along Ferchensee Lake, and then contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen day trip tool.

Drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Monuments
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.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.