12 days in Germany, Belgium & Latvia Itinerary

12 days in Germany, Belgium & Latvia Itinerary

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Charleroi, Belgium
— 1 night
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Liege, Belgium
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Bremen, Germany
— 1 night
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Lubeck, Germany
— 1 day
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Liepaja, Latvia
— 1 night
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Charleroi, Belgium — 1 night

Charleroi is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Charleroi fast, fun, and easy.

Liverpool, UK to Charleroi is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Liege.
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Liege, Belgium

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Montagne de Bueren has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Montagne de Bueren.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Liege vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Charleroi to Liege takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Liege, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St. Maria im Kapitol, and then contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cologne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liege to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 19th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Fountain of Justice.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt road trip site.

Getting from Cologne to Frankfurt by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Berlin, then take a stroll through Mitte, and finally stop by Potsdamer Platz.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bremen.
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Bremen, Germany — 1 night

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Bremer Rathaus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Unser Lieben Frauen Kirchhof, admire the masterpieces at Museen Boettcherstrasse, steep yourself in history at Schutting, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Johann Kirche.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Bremen trip planner.

Take a train from Berlin to Bremen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Bremen sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lubeck.
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Lubeck, Germany — 1 day

City of Seven Spires

Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Holstentor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marienkirche, then see the interesting displays at Museum Behnhaus Draegerhaus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Jakobi Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri zu Lubeck.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lubeck tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bremen to Lubeck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lubeck are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Liepaja.
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Liepaja, Latvia — 1 night

Liepāja, is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. It is the largest city in the Kurzeme Region and the third largest city in the country after Riga and Daugavpils. Peter Market has been added to your itinerary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Liepaja online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lubeck to Liepaja takes 16.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lubeck to Liepaja. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Riga.
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Riga, Latvia — 3 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Jewish Museum / Museum Jews in Latvia and Latvian National Museum Of Art. Nativity of Christ Cathedral and Livu Square will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riga: Jurmala (Viewing Tower by Architect Bureau ARHIS & Dendrologic Park of Bulduri Gardening College). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Jurmala Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Ragakapa Nature Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, and see the interesting displays at Fashion Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Riga road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Liepaja to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for home.
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Belgium travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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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.
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Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.
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