13 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Frankfurt Itinerary

13 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Frankfurt Itinerary

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13 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Frankfurt Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h
3
Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Amsterdam at 63°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, The Markt, & more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Laeken.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
The Markt ©
The Markt

4
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Cologne Cathedral (in Cologne), Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg) and Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Altstadt, admire the local landmark of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, and contemplate the long history of Goethe House.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Brussels to Frankfurt by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Schloss Heidelberg, Würzburg Residence, Cologne Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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