23 days in Germany, Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

23 days in Germany, Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

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23 days in Germany, Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Munich, Germany
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  4​h 45​min
8
Lubeck, Germany
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Kiel, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive + train:  5​h 45​min
End: Rothenburg, Germany


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3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Vila Vella (Old Town). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and browse the exhibits of Casa Batllo.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip builder website .

Munich, Germany to Barcelona is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Munich in September: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Scuba & Snorkeling
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Basilica de San Juan de Dios. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Mayor de Granada, and make a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Granada vacation builder site .

Fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Granada when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 17°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Generalife ©
Generalife
Wine Tours & Tastings
Alhambra ©
Alhambra

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll the grounds of Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, then make a trip to Zeppelinfeld, then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then see the interesting displays at Nuremburg Trial Courthouse, and finally don't miss a visit to Ehekarussell.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Granada to Nuremberg takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Granada in September, expect Nuremberg to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rosengarten
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Nuremburg Trial Courthouse ©
Nuremburg Trial Courthouse
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

1
night
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Schmiedgasse, steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Weikersheim.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Schloss Weikersheim
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Schloss Weikersheim ©
Schloss Weikersheim
Gerlachschmiede ©
Gerlachschmiede
Schmiedgasse ©
Schmiedgasse

1
night
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 4th (Fri), learn about all things military at Military History Museum and then make a trip to Zwinger.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden day trip planner .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Dresden in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums
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Military History Museum ©
Military History Museum
Zwinger ©
Zwinger
Elbufer Dresden ©
Elbufer Dresden

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Room Escape Games. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Potsdam (Sanssouci Palace, Sanssouci Park, & more). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and deepen your understanding at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner .

You can take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
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 8th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then get lost in a book at OBA Library of Amsterdam.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam planner .

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lubeck.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Beer Tastings & Tours

1
night
Lubeck, Germany

Lubeck ©
Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of An der Obertrave.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lubeck tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Lubeck in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Kiel.

Things to do in Lubeck

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Travemunde ©
Travemunde
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
Holstentor ©
Holstentor

3
nights
Kiel, Germany

Kiel ©
One of Germany's most important ports for decades, Kiel combines its working industrial center with a rich heritage of music, fine dining, and pleasant scenery.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hiroshimapark and Kiel Botanical Gardens. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get in on the family fun at Grusellabyrinth Kiel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Schrevenpark.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kiel route tool .

Take a bus from Lubeck to Kiel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kiel are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kiel

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

U-Boot-Ehrenmal
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Kiel Botanical Gardens ©
Kiel Botanical Gardens
Hiroshimapark ©
Hiroshimapark

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