15 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

15 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

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15 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf, Germany
1
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 5 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Essen, Germany
— 1 day
Train:  1 h
3
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
4
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
8
Bonn, Germany
— 1 day
Train:  45 min
9
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
End: Dusseldorf, Germany

5
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Dusseldorf is known for shopping, historic sites, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at LaserZone LaserTag, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St Cacilia Benrath, examine the collection at Classic Remise Dusseldorf, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dusseldorf trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major airports are Düsseldorf Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, Weeze Airport and Dortmund Airport. November in Dusseldorf sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Essen.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Classic Remise Dusseldorf ©
Classic Remise Dusseldorf
Rheinstrand ©
Rheinstrand
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade

1
day
Essen, Germany

Essen ©
For centuries one of Germany's major coal and steel centers, Essen offers some of Germany's best shopping, religious sites, and historical atmosphere.
On the 27th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Museum Folkwang, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Huegel, then stroll around Grugapark Essen, and finally contemplate the long history of Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Essen holiday planner.

Essen is just a short distance from Dusseldorf. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Essen

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Botanischer Garten Grugapark ©
Botanischer Garten Grugapark
Museum Folkwang ©
Museum Folkwang

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 28th (Thu), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then admire the striking features of Kolner Dom, and finally snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cologne tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Essen to Cologne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cologne are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a train to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): meet the residents at Krefeld Zoo, then meet the residents at Aquazoo Loebbecke Museum, then examine the collection at Neanderthal Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Neuer Zollhof.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dusseldorf online trip maker .

Dusseldorf is very close to Cologne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Neanderthal Museum, Krefeld Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Aquazoo Loebbecke Museum ©
Aquazoo Loebbecke Museum
Neuer Zollhof ©
Neuer Zollhof
Neanderthal Museum ©
Neanderthal Museum

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the striking features of Romer, then admire the landmark architecture of Main Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt trip planner .

Take a train from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer
Main Tower ©
Main Tower

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 1st (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam road trip app .

Getting from Frankfurt to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
On the 3rd (Tue), stroll around Borussia-Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Maximilian Kirche, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Hofgarten and then take an in-depth tour of LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bonn.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Parks Museums Spas

Side Trips

LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten, BORUSSIA-PARK
Highlights from your plan
BORUSSIA-PARK ©
BORUSSIA-PARK
Room Escape Games
LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten ©
LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten

1
day
Bonn, Germany

Bonn ©
The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Beethoven House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bonner Munster, then get engrossed in the history at Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, and finally walk around Freizeitpark Rheinaue.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bonn journey planner .

Getting from Dusseldorf to Bonn by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Bonn, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Bonn

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rheinaue ©
Rheinaue
Bonner Munster ©
Bonner Munster

1
night
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Carlsplatz Markt, delve into the distant past at Kaiserpfalz Kaiserswerth, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nordpark, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dusseldorf trip builder site .

Getting from Bonn to Dusseldorf by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nord Park ©
Nord Park
Carlsplatz Markt ©
Carlsplatz Markt
Kaiserpfalz Kaiserswerth ©
Kaiserpfalz Kaiserswerth

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