12 days in Amsterdam, Barcelona & Berlin Itinerary

12 days in Amsterdam, Barcelona & Berlin Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Barcelona, Spain
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the activities along The Amstel and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, and finally explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

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Washington DC, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Amsterdam is 6 hours. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore CosmoCaixa Barcelona and Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Ciutat Vella. Change things up with a short trip to Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt in Santa Coloma de Cervello (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

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Berlin, Germany

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mitte and Neues Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gendarmenmarkt and Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Berlin, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Berlin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and then see the interesting displays at Micropia.

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Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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