16 days in Germany, Bruges & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Germany, Bruges & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Athens, Greece
Drive:  22 h 45 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Essen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  28 h
End: Athens, Greece

4
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.
You've now added Nationalpark Hainich to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin vacation planner.

Athens, Greece to Berlin is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Berlin is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Essen.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Nationalpark Hainich
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin
DDR Museum ©
DDR Museum

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Essen, Germany

Essen ©
For centuries one of Germany's major coal and steel centers, Essen offers some of Germany's best shopping, religious sites, and historical atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Duisburg, get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm, and finally stop by Altstadt. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Movie Park Germany, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoom Erlebniswelt, and then contemplate the long history of Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Essen trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Berlin to Essen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Essen

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dusseldorf, Zoom Erlebniswelt, Movie Park Germany, Zoo Duisburg
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Zoom Erlebniswelt ©
Zoom Erlebniswelt
Zoo Duisburg ©
Zoo Duisburg
Movie Park Germany ©
Movie Park Germany

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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.
Bring the kids along to The Markt and Friet Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Ghent City Center & Gravensteen). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, take in the pleasant sights at Walplein, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary app.

Drive from Essen to Bruges in 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Marne-la-Vallee to see Disneyland Paris about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind La statue "Annibal", admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and partake in some friendly competition at THATLou, Treasure Hunt at the Louvre.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour site.

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bruges in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

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