17 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

17 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

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17 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
2
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
3
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
train:  4​h
4
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Adelaide, Australia

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the world behind art at New Pinakothek and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Deutsches Museum, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, then stop by Ingo Maurer Showroom, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt.

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

Adelaide, Australia to Munich is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Adelaide to Munich. Traveling from Adelaide in April, things will get slightly colder in Munich: highs are around 16°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
New Pinakothek ©
New Pinakothek
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt

1
night
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, then stop by Tradition & Form, and finally stop by Altmarkt Galerie Dresden.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Munich to Dresden in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Transport Museum Dresden ©
Transport Museum Dresden
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche
Albertinum ©
Albertinum

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamon Museum and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Landgutkiste and Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe). Change things up with these side-trips from Berlin: Spitzkrug Multi Center (in Frankfurt (Oder)), Potsdam's Gardens (in Potsdam) and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg). There's still lots to do: stop by Boxoffberlin, hunt for treasures at Berliner Kunstmarkt an der Museumsinsel, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Landgutkiste, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Spitzkrug Multi Center, Potsdam's Gardens
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Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) ©
Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe)
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen ©
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cologne online visit planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Schloss Augustusburg
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Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Schloss Augustusburg ©
Schloss Augustusburg

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Rijksmuseum and De Negen Straatjes. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Albert Cuyp Market and Leidseplein. Change things up with a short trip to Keukenhof in Lisse (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, stop by The American Book Center, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam vacation app .

Drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Keukenhof
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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