19 days in Amsterdam & Germany Itinerary

19 days in Amsterdam & Germany Itinerary

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19 days in Amsterdam & Germany Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  10​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
3
Trier, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Schwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
The Jordaan has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam visit planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 30th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Cologne, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums
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Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

2
nights
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the ancient world of Imperial Roman Baths.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Trier online road trip planner .

Getting from Cologne to Trier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Liebfrauenkirche ©
Liebfrauenkirche

1
night
Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Burg Hohenbaden, then stroll through Lichtentaler Allee, and then try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden day trip website .

Traveling by car from Trier to Baden-Baden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks Historic Sites Casinos
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Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Burg Hohenbaden ©
Burg Hohenbaden
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank ©
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank

1
night
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Wurttemberg State Museum in Old Castle (Wurttembergisches Landesmuseum), take a stroll through Koenigstrasse, then see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum. On your second day here, make a trip to Palace Square (Schlossplatz) and then trek along Wasserfallsteig.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Stuttgart road trip planning site .

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Wasserfallsteig
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Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Heidehaus, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Nymphenburg, and then wander the streets of Haidhausen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and then admire the natural beauty at English Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Munich online attractions planner .

Drive from Stuttgart to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Schwangau.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden
Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

1
night
Schwangau, Germany

Schwangau ©
An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
On the 8th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Bavarian Kings, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Koloman, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Wies Church.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Schwangau itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Munich to Schwangau takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Schwangau, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Wies Church, Altstadt von Fuessen
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Highlights from your plan
Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Wies Church ©
Wies Church

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, then get a new perspective on nature at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), then admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Goethe House and then get to know the fascinating history of Neroberg.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt day trip app .

Drive from Schwangau to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Schwangau in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Frankfurt, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Neroberg
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

1
night
Dresden, Germany

Dresden
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dresden road trip planning tool .

Getting from Frankfurt to Dresden by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. October in Dresden sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll set off for Berlin on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pfaueninsel and Pergamonmuseum. Popular historic sites such as Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, wander the streets of Savignyplatz, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

1
night
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, then shop like a local with Red Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Reeperbahn.

Plan trip to Hamburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Reeperbahn ©
Reeperbahn

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