60 days in Black Forest, Luxembourg & Belgium Itinerary

60 days in Black Forest, Luxembourg & Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Fly to Basel, Train to Freiburg im Breisgau
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 5 nights
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Rottweil, Germany
— 5 nights
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 6 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 28 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 10 nights
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

— 5 nights

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Freiburg im Breisgau: Ravennaschlucht (in Breitnau), Seilbahn Belchen (in Aitern) and Premiumwanderweg (in Feldberg). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Europa-Park, explore the world behind art at Haus der Graphischen Sammlung im Augustinermuseum, make a trip to Munsterplatz, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Freiburger Münster.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Freiburg im Breisgau day trip planning site.

Cardiff, UK to Freiburg im Breisgau is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Freiburg im Breisgau is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cardiff in December: high temperatures in Freiburg im Breisgau hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rottweil.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rottweil, Germany

— 5 nights
Rottweil is a town in southwest Germany in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Explore Rottweil's surroundings by going to Deutsches Phonomuseum (in St. Georgen im Schwarzwald), Museum Art.Plus (in Donaueschingen) and Geniesserpfad - Peterstaler Schwarzwaldsteig (in Bad Peterstal-Griesbach). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Historische Altstadt, see the interesting displays at Uhrenindustriemuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Predigerkirche, and steep yourself in history at Historische Altstadt.

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You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Rottweil in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Rottweil

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 6 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baden-Baden: Heidelberg (Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), Altstadt (Old Town), &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, make a trip to Leopoldenplatz, head outdoors with Unterstmatt, and explore the engaging exhibits at Miniaturwelt mit Sima's Cafe.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Baden-Baden visit planner.

You can drive from Rottweil to Baden-Baden in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal), Abbey of Echternach (in Echternach) and MNHM National Museum of Military History (in Diekirch). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), contemplate the long history of Museum Drai Eechelen, and admire the landmark architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame).

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City trip planner.

Getting from Baden-Baden to Luxembourg City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. January in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 28 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Pairi Daiza (in Brugelette) and Antwerp (Diamond District, Antwerpen-Centraal, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Atomium, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brussels online holiday planner.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Brussels sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 10 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Achtersikkel, Ghent City Center, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Bruges trip maker website.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Bruges are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Luxembourg travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.