18 days in Germany, Denmark & Amsterdam Itinerary

18 days in Germany, Denmark & Amsterdam Itinerary

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18 days in Germany, Denmark & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Billund, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
Hannover, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Kaiserslautern, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3
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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, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Hamburg.

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

1
night
Hamburg, Germany

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 (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, and then browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hamburg vacation website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Hamburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Billund.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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nights
Billund, Denmark

Billund ©
Billund centers around everything LEGGO, as the seat of the internationally renowed company's headquarters (and also home to the Billund airport, built by the LEGGO company).
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): let little ones run wild at LEGO House, then stroll around Skulpturpark Billund, and then cool off at Lalandia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Billund.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Billund trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Billund takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Billund sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Billund

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Lalandia ©
Lalandia
LEGOLAND Billund ©
LEGOLAND Billund
LEGO House ©
LEGO House

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nights
Odense, Denmark

Odense ©
The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at H. C. Andersens House, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Odense ZOO, then see the interesting displays at The Funen Village, and finally step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Odense visit website .

Drive from Billund to Odense in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Odense sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Odense

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Trinitatis Church, Manneken Pis, Bogense
Highlights from your plan
H. C. Andersens House ©
H. C. Andersens House
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Trinitatis Church ©
Trinitatis Church

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nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, browse the exhibits of Amalienborg, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen visit planning site .

You can take a train from Odense to Copenhagen in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hannover.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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Hannover, Germany

Hannover
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hannover trip planner .

Getting from Copenhagen to Hannover by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You will leave for Kaiserslautern on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Hannover

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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nights
Kaiserslautern, Germany

Kaiserslautern ©
Though relatively small, Kaiserslautern offers a surprisingly large number of opportunities for dining, nightlife, and relaxation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaiserslautern: Mosel Valley (in Bernkastel-Kues) and MerkurBergbahn (in Baden-Baden). The adventure continues: hike along Wildpark Betzenberg, walk around Gartenschau Kaiserslautern, have some family-friendly fun at Vrecon Virtual Reality Lounge, and don't miss a visit to Humberg Tower.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Kaiserslautern route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of train and car from Hannover to Kaiserslautern takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Kaiserslautern sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Kaiserslautern

Parks Trails Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

MerkurBergbahn, Mosel Valley
Highlights from your plan
Gartenschau Kaiserslautern ©
Gartenschau Kaiserslautern
MerkurBergbahn ©
MerkurBergbahn
Mosel Valley ©
Mosel Valley

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne road trip planner .

Drive from Kaiserslautern to Cologne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Cologne sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
On the 30th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Dam Square, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Cologne to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. When traveling from Cologne in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Amsterdam, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam ©
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
Dam Square ©
Dam Square
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof

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