14 days in Amsterdam, Antwerp & Germany Itinerary

14 days in Amsterdam, Antwerp & Germany Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hannover, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Halle (Saale), Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

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 11th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, explore the activities along Herengracht, and then explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amsterdam online trip builder.

Ontario, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. When traveling from Ontario in July, plan for much colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Antwerp, Belgium

— 1 night
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 12th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, wander the streets of Zurenborg, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carolus Borromeus Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church.

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You can drive from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Cologne, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maria im Kapitol, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to Shrine of the Three Kings. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum Schnutgen, then examine the collection at Kathe Kollwitz Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Andreas Kirche, and finally contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen.

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Traveling by car from Antwerp to Cologne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Cologne, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hannover.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums

Hannover, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Stadtpark, then examine the collection at Luftfahrtmuseum Hannover-Laatzen, then explore the world behind art at Sprengel Museum Hannover, and finally steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Altestdatiertes Haus Celles, contemplate the long history of Das Alte Rathaus, then get engrossed in the history at Bomann Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtkirche Sankt Marien, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kalandgasse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hannover trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Cologne to Hannover by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Hannover are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Hannover

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Hamburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Gateway to the World

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 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, then examine the collection at Museumsschiff Cap San Diego, and then contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of St Nikolai Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Hamburg History, then see the interesting displays at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Hamburg vacation maker website.

Getting from Hannover to Hamburg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Halle (Saale).

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Halle (Saale), Germany

— 1 night
Halle is a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt.Halle is an economic and educational center in central-eastern Germany. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Halloren Schokoladenfabrik AG, stroll the grounds of Stadtgottesacker, then admire the landmark architecture of Marktschlosschen, then examine the collection at Die Neue Residenz, and finally get great views at Oberburg Giebichenstein.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Halle (Saale) online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Halle (Saale) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. Traveling from Hamburg in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Halle (Saale), with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Halle (Saale)

Historic Sites · Museums

Berlin, Germany

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Potsdam's Gardens and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. Gemaldegalerie and Neues Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Karl Foerster Garten (in Bornim) and Potsdam (Neues Palais & Sanssouci Palace). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Museum Der Stille, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

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You can take a train from Halle (Saale) to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.