30 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

30 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
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Bremen, Germany
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter Kirche and Michaelskapelle. Get a sense of the local culture at Wernerkapelle and Ruine Königstein. Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Burg Eppstein (in Eppstein) and Schloss Schoenburg (in Oberwesel). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Holzhausenschlosschen, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus Seckbach, pause for some serene contemplation at Russian Orthodox Church, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hauptfriedhof.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Frankfurt road trip website.

Montreal, Canada to Frankfurt is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. September in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Wernerkapelle
4.1
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Castle
Burg Eppstein
4.6

3
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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©

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 5th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Jagdschloss Falkenlust, examine the collection at Max Ernst Museum des LVR, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cologne Central Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Minoritenkirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Antoniterkirche. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at St Kunibert Basilica, contemplate the long history of Domschatzkammer, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Maria Himmelfahrt, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Andreas Kirche, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Frankenwerft.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Cologne, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bremen.

Things to do in Cologne

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
St. Maria Himmelfahrt
4.7
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Historic Site
St Kunibert Basilica
4.5
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Religious Site
Minoritenkirche
4.2

3
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Bremen, Germany

Bremen ©

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Schutting and Das Alte Rathaus. Get some historical perspective at St. Johann Kirche and St. Michaelis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bremen: Marienburg Castle (in Pattensen b Hannover), Altes Rathaus (in Hannover) and Hildesheim (St.- Andreas-Kirche & St. Lamberti). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtkirche Sankt Marien, see the interesting displays at Dom-Museum, stop by Bremer Bonbon Manufaktur, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Bremen.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bremen trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Cologne to Bremen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Bremen can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hamburg.

Things to do in Bremen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
St. Johann Kirche
4.3
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Religious Site
St. Lamberti
4.1

3
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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©

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.
Visit An der Obertrave and St. Marien in Lubeck for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Burgtor-Befestigungsanlage Lubeck and Sankt Jakobi Church. Get out of town with these interesting Hamburg side-trips: Luneburg (Michaeliskirche (St. Michaelis) Lueneburg, Alter Kran, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museumsschiff Cap San Diego, step aboard Rickmer Rickmers, pause for some serene contemplation at Hauptkirche St. Jacobi, and take a stroll through Deichstrasse.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hamburg route planner.

You can drive from Bremen to Hamburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Alter Kran
4.3

5
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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz and Neues Palais. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Urban Nation and German-Russian Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Wittenberg (Lutherhalle/Lutherhaus & Stadtkirche) and Potsdam (Neuer Garten & Schloss Cecilienhof). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of German Resistance Memorial Center, admire the masterpieces at Berlinische Galerie, steep yourself in history at Gleis 17, Grunewald, and visit Prenzlauer Berg.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Lutherhalle/Lutherhaus
4.5
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World heritage site
Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz
4.7

3
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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Schloss Weesenstein and Festung Xperience (Festung Dresden) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fasanenschlosschen Moritzburg and Winzer Lutz Muller. Change things up with a short trip to Deutsche Uhrenmuseum Glashutte in Glashutte (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Martin Kirche, brush up on your military savvy at Armoury / Rustkammer, explore the world behind art at Turkish Chamber / Turckische Cammer, and examine the collection at Gedenkstatte Bautzner Strasse.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden vacation planner.

Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

6
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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Markusturm and Buttelhaus and Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirchengemeinde Dreieinigkeitskirche are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gerlachschmiede and Tauberbrucke. Venture out of the city with trips to Bamberg (Altenburg, Neue Residenz Bamberg, &more), Regensburg (Neupfarrplatz, Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, &more) and Rothenburg (Siebers Tower, Spital Bastion, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elisabethkirche, don't miss a visit to Schlayerturm, stroll the grounds of Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, and examine the collection at DB Museum (German Railway Museum).

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg trip planner.

Getting from Dresden to Nuremberg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. September in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Walking Area
City Walls of Nuremberg
4.7
Castle
Altenburg
4.5
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Historic Site
Neue Residenz Bamberg
4.1

3
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visit Muiderslot and Westerkerk for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Hollandsche Schouwburg and Muurhuizen. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Soest to see National Military Museum about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Amsterdam Tulip Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Singel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at English Reformed Church, and go for a walk through Amsterdam Canal Ring.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Nuremberg to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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History Museum
Hollandsche Schouwburg
4.1
Castle
Muiderslot
4.3
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Historic Site
Muurhuizen
4.7

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