11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
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Groningen, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ballum, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Hamburg, Germany
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Cochem, Germany
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 day

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, then stop by The Jordaan, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam route planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Groningen.

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Groningen, The Netherlands

— 4 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Groninger Museum and Veenkoloniaal Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Klimcentrum Bjoeks and Infoversum. When in Groningen, make a side trip to see Natuurmuseum Fryslan in Leeuwarden, approximately Leeuwarden away.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Groningen online travel planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Groningen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Groningen, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ballum.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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Ballum, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): cast your line with Rondvaartbedrijf Kiewied.

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You can drive from Groningen to Ballum in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ballum when traveling from Groningen in October, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Ballum

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Ballum to Hamburg in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Ballum in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hamburg, with lows of 9°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Cochem.

Things to do in Hamburg

Nightlife · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Cochem, Germany

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Mosselle Valley

Nestled away within the rolling hills of the Moselle River Valley, Cochem possesses an archetypical German appearance and medieval charm that provides one of the best atmospheres in the country.
Reichsburg Cochem and Bundesbank-Bunker Cochem are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and Mittelrhein Klettersteig. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cochem: Trier (St. Mathias Church & St. Paulin-Kirche), Thurant Castle (in Alken) and Church of St. Severus (in Boppard). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Calmont Klettersteig, explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Winneburg, indulge in some personalized pampering at Moselbad Cochem, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Martin Kirche.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Cochem driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Cochem takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October in Cochem, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cochem

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops