14 days in Cologne, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

14 days in Cologne, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cologne road trip planning site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Cologne is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Cologne, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March; daily highs in Cologne reach 12°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
St. Maria im Kapitol ©
St. Maria im Kapitol

6
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.
Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Groeningemuseum and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Belfry of Bruges, &more) and Gravensteen (in Ghent). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, steep yourself in history at Maison d'Erasme, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Brussels day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cologne to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bruges, Gravensteen
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Amsterdam Gallery, stop by Red Light District, and take a stroll through Leidseplein.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam visit app.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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