10-Day Road Trip in Belgium and Germany from Brussels to Cologne, Magdeburg, Berlin, and Bielefeld

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Embark on an unforgettable 10-day multi-country road trip across Belgium and Germany! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Brussels, Laeken - Laken, Schaerbeek - Schaarbeek, Cologne, Solingen, and Potsdam sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

This enchanting 10-day multi-country tour allows you to journey through 2 extraordinary countries in Europe.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Belgium, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Explore charming locales such as Brussels, Laeken - Laken, Schaerbeek - Schaarbeek, Antwerp, Boom, and Borgerhout, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

As you move on to the second country, Germany, prepare to be mesmerized by its diverse and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the allure of Cologne, Solingen, Magdeburg, Potsdam, Berlin, and Bielefeld, where every street tells a story, and every corner reveals a new adventure.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 2 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.

In more detail, this carefully crafted travel itinerary invites you to stay 3 nights in Belgium and 6 nights in Germany. During these 10 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as Brussels, Laeken - Laken, Schaerbeek - Schaarbeek, Cologne, Solingen, and Potsdam.

Throughout your tour around Europe, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

You can review and select your preferred accommodation for each destination of your road trip around Belgium and Germany in the booking widget to the right of your screen. Or, scroll down to the travel itinerary for each day of your trip.

Upon your arrival in Belgium, you’ll be greeted by the captivating city of Brussels. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 10-day adventure. While in Brussels, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the city, including Grand-Place and the fascinating St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels. This is only the start of all the wonders you'll be able to experience throughout your tour around Europe.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Cologne’s Cologne Cathedral. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Belgium and Germany will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in Brussels, Laeken - Laken, Schaerbeek - Schaarbeek, Cologne, Solingen, and Potsdam and embark on a quest for rare souvenirs to give your friends and family back home. Shopping abroad is a fun experience that allows you to discover exclusive items that may not be available in your home country. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 10-day self-drive adventure in Belgium and Germany. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail.

Make the most of this multi-country holiday package by adapting it to your needs. Effortlessly include top-tier car rental services and drive through the continent’s enchanting landscapes with confidence. The included insurance coverage ensures a seamless and stress-free journey. Choose from a range of lavish or wallet-friendly lodgings to wake up well-rested on each day of your trip. Add flight tickets for a smooth arrival and departure. Lastly, upgrade your road trip experience with the best tours and activities along your route to have something fun to look forward to at each destination.

This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries in one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Belgium and Germany.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Destinations

Brussels, Grand Place in beautiful summer sunrise, BelgiumBrussels / 3 nights
Cologne Aerial view with trains move on a bridge over the Rhine River on which cargo barges and passenger ships ply. Majestic Cologne Cathedral in the background.Cologne / 1 night
Berlin cityscape with Berlin cathedral and Television tower, Germany.Berlin / 3 nights
Potsdam - city in GermanyPotsdam
Antwerp - region in BelgiumAntwerp
Magdeburg - city in GermanyMagdeburg / 1 night
Bielefeld - city in GermanyBielefeld / 1 night

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Photo of aerial view of Berlin skyline with famous TV tower at Alexanderplatz  at sunset, Germany.Alexanderplatz
Photo of beautiful Grand Place surrounded by guild halls in Brussels, Belgium.Grand-Place
Photo of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on a sunny day, Germany.Brandenburg Gate
AtomiumAtomium
Checkpoint CharlieCheckpoint Charlie
Photo of Cologne Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Gothic cathedral in Cologne, Germany.Cologne Cathedral
Photo of Stone elephants and the arch on the entrance to the Berlin Zoological Garden, Germany, the biggest zoo in the world by amount of species.Berlin Zoological Garden
Photo of panoramic view at the Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany.Potsdamer Platz
Photo of Graffiti at the East Side Gallery in Berlin, Germany, the East Side Gallery is the longest preserved stretch of the Berlin wall.East Side Gallery
Photo of Holocaust Memorial Berlin Germany Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Germany.Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Photo of Berlin Wall Memorial in Germany.Berlin Wall Memorial
Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, Îlot Sacré, Quartier du Centre - Centrumwijk, Brussels, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumRoyal Gallery of Saint Hubert
Photo of Parc du Cinquantenaire with the triumphal arch. Brussels, Belgium.Cinquantenaire
Berliner dom at day, Berlin, GermanyBerlin Cathedral
Photo of beautiful view of Chinese House in Sanssouci Park, Potsdam, Germany.Sanssouci Park
Topography of Terror Gestapo Headquarters Cellar Where Prisoners Tortured Remains of Berlin Wall Public Park Berlin Wall. Wall Separated West from East Berlin from 1961 to 1989.Topography of Terror
Cologne Zoological Garden, Riehl, Nippes, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyCologne Zoological Garden
Treptower ParkTreptower Park
Großer TiergartenGroßer Tiergarten
photo of Sanssouci Palace, the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in Potsdam, near Berlin, Potsdam, Germany.Sanssouci
Photo of entrance door to Antwerp Koningin Astridplein. Pelican and statue eagle in bronze above the towers, Belgium.Zoo Antwerpen
Charlottenburg PalaceCharlottenburg Palace
Victory ColumnSiegessäule
St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels, Quartier de la Cathédrale, Brussels, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumSt Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
Photo of building of the European parliament is one of the most spectacular buildings in brussels and adjacent park is popular place to relax, Belgium.Brussels Park
Museum aan de StroomMAS - Museum aan de Stroom
photo of view of The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin at sunrise, GermanyBrandenburg Gate
Photo of the Mont des Arts or Kunstberg is an urban complex and historic site in the centre of Brussels, Belgium. Architecture and landmarks of Brussels.Mont des Arts - Kunstberg
Photo of the Bois de la Cambre park in Brussels with its lake on a bright summers day, Belgium.Bois de la Cambre
Photo of Live art performance by Belgian artist Ben Heine at Natural Science Museum during Museum Night Fever.Museum for Natural Sciences of Belgium
Burg CastleBurg Castle
AutoworldAutoworld Brussels
New Palace (Neues Palais) in Sanssouci park in spring, Potsdam, GermanyNeues Palais in Potsdam
Provinciaal Recreatiedomein De Schorre, Boom, Antwerp, Flanders, BelgiumProvinciaal Recreatiedomein De Schorre
Josaphat Park, Schaerbeek - Schaarbeek, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumJosaphat Park
photo of view of Grotto in Autumn in the Park Neuer Garten, Potsdam, the Capital City of Brandenburg, Potsdam, Germany.New Garden
Het ZinnekeHet Zinneke

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Day 1

Day 1 – Brussels - arrival day

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  • Mont des Arts - Kunstberg
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Belgium and Germany begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Brussels in Belgium. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Brussels for 2 nights.

Catch an early flight to Belgium to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Brussels before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Mont des Arts - Kunstberg. This outstanding square and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 14,649 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Mont des Arts - Kunstberg is worth pages in your travel diary.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Brussels. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Belgium. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Brussels’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Belgium and Germany.

Elevate your stay in Brussels by dining at this restaurant. Renowned for its prestigious 1 Michelin-star rating and a variety of mouthwatering dishes, Barge consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional organic cuisine.

Another popular dining spot in Brussels is La Villa Lorraine by Yves Mattagne, which holds a rating of 2 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s inviting atmosphere and menu leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its modern and classic menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to La Villa Lorraine by Yves Mattagne’s culinary excellence.

If you’re in the mood to try something different, consider reserving a table at Bozar Restaurant. This celebrated dining spot in Brussels is renowned for its creative meals and modern french and creative menu. Countless guests have praised this Bib Gourmand restaurant, adding to its 2 Michelin-star status.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Delirium Café, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Delirium Café has charmed many with its 4.5 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 18,478 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Poechenellekelder, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Poechenellekelder captures hearts with its 4.6 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 2,331 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Monk, another local party gem in Brussels. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,758 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Your multi-country road trip in Belgium and Germany has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Brussels, Laeken - Laken, and Schaerbeek - Schaarbeek

  • Brussels
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Drive 34 km, 1 hour 53 min

  • Atomium
  • Josaphat Park
  • Cinquantenaire
  • Autoworld Brussels
  • Bois de la Cambre
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On day 2, you will wake up in Laeken - Laken with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Brussels before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Belgium and Germany.

Something that makes Brussels the perfect holiday destination is that the village offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding urban park, Cinquantenaire. This local gem has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 35,271 visitors.

The famous Autoworld Brussels is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Brussels's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 9,782 travelers have rated this incredible automobile museum and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Brussels is also home to the extraordinary Bois de la Cambre - Ter Kamerenbos, which boasts a 4.6 out of 5 star rating in 12,843 traveler reviews.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Brussels’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Belgium and Germany.

Book a table at The Lobster House, a famous dining establishment in Brussels. This culinary hotspot and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,528 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Brussels is Café Walvis, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.4 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 2,654 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Brussels’s Pasta Divina for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,190 satisfied diners.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at La Porte Noire. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,483 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Bar Des Amis. This popular bar in Brussels is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,677 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Brussels Beer Project // Dansaert Brewery. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Brussels Beer Project // Dansaert Brewery has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,046 reviews.

As the night falls in Brussels, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Brussels and Cologne

  • Brussels
  • Cologne
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Drive 221 km, 2 hours 50 min

  • Grand-Place
  • Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert
  • St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
  • Brussels Park
  • Museum for Natural Sciences of Belgium
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On day 3 of your multi-country road trip across Belgium and Germany, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Brussels in Belgium and Cologne in Germany. In the evening, you’ll end up in Cologne, where you will stay for 1 night.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Brussels today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Grand-Place. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 151,037 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert. This incredible attraction and shopping mall holds an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to 38,465 visitors.

According to travelers in Brussels, the extraordinary St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 18,958 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible urban park, Brussels Park. Up to 19,267 visitors have rated it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

If you’re up for another attraction, check out the popular natural history museum, Museum for Natural Sciences of Belgium. This attraction is rated an average 4.5 out of 5 stars among 12,190 visitors. It draws in around 26,239 people each year.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Cologne of your choice.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Cologne boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Germany.

Enjoy an outstanding dining experience at Le Moissonnier Bistro. Holding an impressive 1 Michelin-star rating and a remarkable menu, Le Moissonnier Bistro consistently impresses both foreign and local guests, earning praise for its exceptional french and seafood cuisine.

Another renowned restaurant is Ox & Klee, one of the best Bib Gourmand 2-star Michelin fine dining venues in Cologne. Take your pick from the modern and creative menu, where each dish is a masterpiece meticulously crafted to delight your senses.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable dining experience at La Cuisine Rademacher in Cologne. With its prestigious 1-Michelin star rating, the menu is crafted to delight your palate and take you on a culinary journey. This acclaimed restaurant with a Bib-Gourmand award, serves modern french dishes that have garnered numerous reviews from satisfied guests.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Toddy Tapper, a must-visit hotspot in the city of Cologne. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, backed by 590 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular Gaffel am Dom I Kölsches Brauhaus und Wirtshaus I Brauhaus Köln, consistently rated 4.3 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Gilden im Zims, one of the top-rated bars in Cologne, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 5,823 satisfied customers.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Cologne, Solingen, and Magdeburg

  • Cologne
  • Magdeburg
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Drive 443 km, 4 hours 51 min

  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Cologne Zoological Garden
  • Burg Castle
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 4 of your multi-country journey across Belgium and Germany. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Cologne in Germany. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Magdeburg. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

A tour of Cologne is not complete without a visit to the famous Cologne Cathedral. This incredible catholic cathedral and attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 69,905 travelers, and is visited by 5,000,000 people every year.

Make the most of your Cologne travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Cologne Zoological Garden. This zoo and unique destination is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 30,118 travelers.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Cologne today.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Magdeburg. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy lively vibes in central Magdeburg. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Belgium and Germany.

Don't forget to book a table at BERNER & BROWN - Tapas • Bar • Cavaria • Restaurant, a well-known eatery in Magdeburg. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 668 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Sen Viet BBQ & Soup while exploring Magdeburg. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 669 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of ALEX Magdeburg, a popular restaurant in Magdeburg. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 4,971 discerning diners.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend La Bodega Magdeburg, claiming it’s one of the best in the region. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,962 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is PETER PANE Burgergrill & Bar. It is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,221 customers.

Magado is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,069 customers.

Celebrate day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Magdeburg, Potsdam, and Berlin

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Drive 158 km, 2 hours 58 min

  • Neues Palais in Potsdam
  • Sanssouci Park
  • Sanssouci
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • New Garden
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Dive into day 5 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Belgium and Germany. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Potsdam in Germany, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Berlin. You’ll stay here for 3 nights.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

When you arrive, take a break from the road to indulge in some sightseeing.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Berlin.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Berlin’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Belgium and Germany.

Rutz is the Bib Gourmand restaurant to visit if you’re craving culinary excellence. This 3-star Michelin restaurant has a diverse and enticing menu selection, which includes its delicious and signature modern and creative meals.

Elevate your dining experience at a 2-star Michelin restaurant in Berlin, Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer. At this Bib Gourmand awardee, savor a combination of exceptional flavors with a memorable dining experience. This renowned restaurant’s meal selection includes its signature creative dishes, which are sure to tickle your taste buds.

Another culinary gem in Berlin you shouldn’t miss is FACIL. Enjoy a menu that has earned it a prestigious 2-star Michelin rating. Delivering a food experience like no other, this Bib Gourmand restaurant’s creative and contemporary menu and exceptional service make it a must-visit destination for those seeking exceptional dining in the area.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at BrewDog Berlin Mitte, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. BrewDog Berlin Mitte boasts an impressive 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 3,557 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Zur Gerichtslaube, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Zur Gerichtslaube has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,868 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Berlin Icebar. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5-star from 2,868 customers.

As the night falls in Berlin, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Berlin

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Drive 15 km, 59 min

  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Alexanderplatz
  • Berlin Cathedral
  • Großer Tiergarten
  • Siegessäule
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Wake up and see what day 6 of your great European road trip in Belgium and Germany has in store for you! You will be staying in Berlin for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Berlin is the magnificent Berlin Wall Memorial. Around 40,977 visitors have rated this excellent museum and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Alexanderplatz on this leg of your adventure in Germany. This attraction is a well-known square that has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from around 212,589 travelers.

The remarkable Berlin Cathedral is known to be one of the best places to visit in Berlin, and its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 36,300 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Berlin by exploring the captivating Großer Tiergarten. With a stellar average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 23,328 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Berlin exploration list!

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy lively vibes in central Berlin. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Belgium and Germany.

Plan ahead and secure a table at YOSOY TAPAS BERLIN, an acclaimed dining establishment in Berlin. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 3,116 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Delhi 6 Restaurant - Berlin while experiencing the best of Berlin. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 2,923 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Restaurant Trattoria Portofino, an elegant culinary destination in Berlin. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 2,371 previous guests.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Berlin. At KASCHK by BRLO, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,635 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Alt-Berliner Gasthaus Julchen Hoppe, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 1,661 reviews.

Gaffel Haus Berlin - Kölsches Konsulat is also one of the best places in Berlin where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,365 customers.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Berlin

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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 9 min

  • Treptower Park
  • East Side Gallery
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Topography of Terror
  • Potsdamer Platz
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Day 7 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Berlin. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated park and attraction in Berlin — Treptower Park. About 21,916 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The popular East Side Gallery is another top sight in Berlin that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved art museum in the area, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 53,795 visitors.

Checkpoint Charlie is a spectacular sightseeing destination and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Berlin, earning an impressive average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 82,690 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Topography of Terror. Because of its allure and charm, around 36,438 visitors have rated this attraction and military museum an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Discover the allure of Potsdamer Platz. Echoing its popularity, 60,213 travelers have awarded this famous square and sightseeing spot an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Belgium and Germany, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Berlin. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Don't forget to book a table at Nante-Eck | Restaurant Berlin Mitte, a well-known eatery in Berlin. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 3,263 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Alt-Berliner Wirtshaus while exploring Berlin. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 3,238 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of SOY, a popular restaurant in Berlin. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,248 discerning diners.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Mikkeller Berlin, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Mikkeller Berlin has charmed many with its 4.5 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 1,202 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at LIMONADIER Cocktailbar, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. LIMONADIER Cocktailbar captures hearts with its 4.7 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 902 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Hauptstadtrestaurant Gendarmerie, another local party gem in Berlin. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,228 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Celebrate day 7 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Berlin and Bielefeld

  • Berlin
  • Bielefeld
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Drive 393 km, 4 hours 36 min

  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  • Berlin Zoological Garden
  • Charlottenburg Palace
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 8 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this European tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Berlin in Germany. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Bielefeld. Bielefeld will be your home for 1 night.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Berlin, including the outstanding Brandenburg Gate. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 161,792 reviews, this fascinating triumphal arch and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Berlin is also home to the captivating Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a local holocaust memorial considered one of the highlights of the city. About 45,332 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.6 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Berlin Zoological Garden is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Berlin. This extraordinary zoo and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 63,157 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Charlottenburg Palace will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing château and attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 25,697 reviews.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Bielefeld. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Bielefeld. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Germany in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Don't miss out on experiencing Jivino Enoteca, a renowned dining spot in Bielefeld. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 851 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Peppers while immersing yourself in Bielefeld. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,636 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of GlückundSeligkeit, a beloved dining establishment within Bielefeld. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,314 satisfied customers.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit SUMO | Sushi • Grill • Bar, one of the top bars in the region. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, SUMO | Sushi • Grill • Bar has earned an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,153 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at New Orleans, a crowd-favorite. Around 903 customers have rated their experience at New Orleans an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Moccaklatsch belongs to the list of the best bars in Bielefeld, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 768 bar-goers.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Belgium and Germany! Enjoy your evening in Bielefeld to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the region center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 9

Day 9 – Bielefeld, Antwerp, Boom, Borgerhout, and Brussels

  • Antwerp
  • Brussels
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Drive 398 km, 5 hours 7 min

  • MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
  • Zoo Antwerpen
  • Provinciaal Recreatiedomein De Schorre
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On day 9 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Belgium and Germany, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Antwerp in Belgium. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Brussels, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Brussels. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Belgium's delectable cuisine at one of Brussels's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Make sure to reserve a table at Le Cirio, an iconic dining spot in Brussels. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 2,548 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Le Marmiton while in Brussels. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, treasured by 1,876 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of The Blue Restaurant, a favorite in Brussels. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,345 discerning guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Barbeton, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Barbeton has charmed many with its 4.3 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 1,044 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Little Delirium, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Little Delirium captures hearts with its 4.4 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 648 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Churchill's, another local party gem in Brussels. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 688 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Brussels - departure day

  • Brussels - Departure day
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  • Het Zinneke
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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Brussels before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Belgium and Germany. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

On your last day in Belgium, take time to indulge in shopping at Brussels’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, city’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Belgium. Each store here is brimming with unique finds.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Brussels, including the outstanding Het Zinneke. Having an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 5,221 reviews, this fascinating sightseeing destination and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Get a last taste of Belgium’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Brussels and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Belgium and Germany.

The time has come to say farewell to Brussels for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 10-day European road trip in Belgium and Germany with fond memories. Safe travels!

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