29 days in Germany, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

29 days in Germany, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Cologne, Germany
— 6 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 8 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 7 nights
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Cologne, Germany

— 6 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Attractions like Cologne Cathedral and Porta Nigra make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Cologne to Trier to see Kurfurstliches Palais about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Koelner Zoo, make a trip to KolnTriangle, and examine the collection at Chocolate Museum.

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Paderborn to Cologne is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Bruges, Belgium

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Attractions like The Markt and Minnewater Lake make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Antwerp (Antwerpen-Centraal & Cathedral of Our Lady) and Ghent (Ghent City Center, Graslei and Korenlei, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bruges route site.

Drive from Cologne to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 8 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam.

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

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

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Berlin, Germany

— 7 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.
Attractions like The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and Walking tours make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin route maker app.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.