15 days in Germany & Holland Itinerary

15 days in Germany & Holland Itinerary

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15 days in Germany & Holland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Wurzburg, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Melbourne, Australia


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2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and Frauenkirche are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Schloss Neuschwanstein and Deutsches Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Zugspitzplatt (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and stroll around Olympiapark.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Munich visit planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Munich is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Munich, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Munich hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Zugspitzplatt
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

2
nights
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
On the 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, admire the striking features of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, and finally contemplate the long history of Town Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter, then pause for some serene contemplation at Wallfahrtskirche Mariae Heimsuchung, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stationsweg Nikolausberg, and finally browse the exhibits of Marienburg Fortress.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Wurzburg day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Munich to Wurzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Wurzburg sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Heilig-Geist-Spital, don't miss a visit to Stadtmauer, steep yourself in history at Pilatushaus, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, then make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Bernstein Museum, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elisabethkirche, then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and finally examine the collection at Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum).

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg attractions planning app .

Take a train from Wurzburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get in touch with nature at Drachenberg and Berliner Mauerweg. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Herz-Jesu-Kirche Berlin-Tegel, head outdoors with Der Vertikale Garten im Dussmann-Haus, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Berlin travel planning site .

You can fly from Nuremberg to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Singel and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to The Hague to see Landgoed Clingendael about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and contemplate the long history of Begijnhof.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip app .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Landgoed Clingendael
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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