18 days in The Netherlands & Germany Itinerary

18 days in The Netherlands & Germany Itinerary

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Cologne, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom Tower, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museum Speelklok, then look for gifts at Subcultures - Spellenwinkel, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Utrecht holiday maker app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Utrecht is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Utrecht, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, things will get cooler in Utrecht: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Museums
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Cologne, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Melaten-Friedhof, get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, stop by Altstadt, then take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm, and finally don't miss a visit to Konigsallee.

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You can drive from Utrecht to Cologne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Cologne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Berlin.

Things to do in Cologne

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Berlin, Germany

— 5 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.
Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Dresden (Neues Grünes Gewölbe, Frauenkirche Dresden, &more). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin road trip planning app.

You can fly from Cologne to Berlin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to The Hague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

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The Hague, The Netherlands

— 6 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rotterdam (Markthal, Euromast, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, make a trip to Saturday Flea Market, and see the interesting displays at Museum Prinsenhof Delft.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the The Hague day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to The Hague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in The Hague are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally wander the streets of The Jordaan. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary site.

Getting from The Hague to Amsterdam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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The Netherlands travel guide

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Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Germany travel guide

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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.