57 days in United Kingdom, Belgium & Germany Itinerary

57 days in United Kingdom, Belgium & Germany Itinerary

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Start: Paris, France
Fly:  7 h
1
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Wick, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Gloucester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
12
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Paris, France

5
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get some historical perspective at Corrimony Chambered Cairn and Culloden Battlefield. Get a sense of the local culture at Highland Folk Museum and The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Fused and Light (in Newtonmore) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, stroll the grounds of Wardlaw Mausoleum, and witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefield Select Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary planning tool.

Paris, France to Inverness is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get slightly colder in Inverness: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Wick.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Newtonmore, Culloden Battlefield, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Cawdor Castle
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Corrimony Chambered Cairn ©
Corrimony Chambered Cairn
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

4
nights
Wick, United Kingdom

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Wick Heritage Museum and Laidhay Croft Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Holburn Head Lighthouse and Old St Peter's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Wick side-trips: Dunnet Head Lighthouse (in Dunnet), Strathy Point Lighthouse (in Strathy) and Strathnaver Museum (in Bettyhill). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Castlehill Heritage Centre, explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canisbay Parish Church, and get a new perspective on nature at Seadrift Visitor Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Wick trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Inverness to Wick in 2.5 hours. September in Wick sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Thurso, Dunnet, Grey Cairns of Camster, Laidhay Croft Museum, Clan Gunn Museum
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse
Castlehill Heritage Centre ©
Castlehill Heritage Centre

4
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eilean Donan Castle and Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks and Glenfinnan Monument. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Fort Augustus (General Wade’s Military Roads & Fort Augustus Abbey) and Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castle Tioram, trek along Glencoe Lochan, and take in the views from Bridge of Oich.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fort William trip planner.

You can drive from Wick to Fort William in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Glencoe, Fort Augustus, Eilean Donan Castle, Castle Tioram, Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks ©

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Yacht Britannia and The Real Mary King's Close. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Glasgow (The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel & Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, get a sense of history and politics at The Scottish Parliament, and view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Glasgow
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

5
nights
Ambleside, United Kingdom

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Castle Crag and Aira Force Waterfall will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum and Muncaster Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot), St Paul's Church, Grange over Sands (in Grange-over-Sands) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). And it doesn't end there: trek along Alpacaly Ever After, examine the collection at Hawkshead Grammar School, admire the masterpieces at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, and steep yourself in history at Townend.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ambleside journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Ambleside takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Ambleside

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Penrith, Grange-over-Sands, Troutbeck, Muncaster Castle, Castle Crag
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Townend ©
Townend

4
nights
Gloucester, United Kingdom

Gloucester ©
Hailes Abbey and Berkeley Castle will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Snowshill Manor and Nature in Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gloucester: WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Parish Church of St John Baptist (in Cirencester) and Belas Knap (in Winchcombe).

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gloucester trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Gloucester takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Slimbridge, Berkeley Castle, Museum in the Park
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Hailes Abbey ©
Hailes Abbey
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey

5
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Let the collections at The Roman Baths and Museum of Bath Architecture capture your imagination. Stonehenge and St. Andrew's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Wells (Wells Cathedral & The Bishop's Palace and Gardens), St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury) and Malmesbury (Malmesbury Abbey & Malmesbury Market Cross). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, contemplate the long history of Mompesson House, delve into the distant past at Silbury Hill, and admire the striking features of Bath Abbey.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath visit planner.

You can drive from Gloucester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Avebury, Wells, Malmesbury, Salisbury, Castle Combe
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and steep yourself in history at Royal Mews.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the London journey builder tool.

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
nights
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.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Gravensteen and Church of Our Lady Bruges are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Western Cemetery, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and train from London to Bruges in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ghent
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Brussels and Justice Palace (Palais de Justice). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Atomium, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brussels online travel planner.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Brussels sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuremberg (Bernstein Museum, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, &more) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and take an in-depth tour of Bavarian National Museum.

Before you visit Munich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Munich when traveling from Brussels in October, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Schloss Neuschwanstein
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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.
Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and The Dresden Zwinger. You'll explore and learn at Topography of Terror and Mampemuseum. Step out of Berlin with an excursion to Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz in Dresden--about 2h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

Plan a Berlin trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Munich to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Dresden
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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