53 days in Germany, Aalten & Amsterdam Itinerary

53 days in Germany, Aalten & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Start: Da Nang, Vietnam
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 10 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Cologne, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Aalten, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Trier, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 30 min
10
Dresden, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Wurzburg, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
12
Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Da Nang, Vietnam

10
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Berlin travel route planner.

Da Nang, Vietnam to Berlin is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland, get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Hagenbeck and then explore the activities along Port of Hamburg.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hamburg trip site.

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck

4
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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Munich by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hamburg in October, plan for little chillier nights in Munich, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

4
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Get out of town with these interesting Cologne side-trips: Aachen (Aachener Rathaus & Aachen Cathedral), Deutsches Eck (German Corner) (in Koblenz) and Dusseldorf (Altstadt & Rheinturm). Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Phantasialand. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle, and examine the collection at Chocolate Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip planner.

You can fly from Munich to Cologne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October in Cologne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aalten.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aachen, Dusseldorf, Phantasialand, Deutsches Eck (German Corner)
Highlights from your plan
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

7
nights
Aalten, The Netherlands

Aalten ©
Aalten is a municipality and a village in the eastern Netherlands. Get out of town with these interesting Aalten side-trips: Apeldoorn (Paleis Het Loo & Apenheul), Kroller-Muller Museum (in Otterlo) and Grote of St. Nicolaaskerk (in Elburg). Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Hoge Veluwe National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, don't miss a visit to The Philip Sidney Memorial, kick back and relax at Recreatiegebied 't Hilgelo, and browse the collection at Bibliotheek Zutphen.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Aalten driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cologne to Aalten in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Aalten are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Aalten

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Apeldoorn, Zutphen, Roermond, Oosterbeek, Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen
Highlights from your plan
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then walk around Vondelpark. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip website.

Traveling by car from Aalten to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Trier.

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

4
nights
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trier: Saarschleife (in Mettlach) and Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), do a tasting at Weinstube Kesselstatt, delve into the distant past at Trier Amphitheater, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Trier trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Trier in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Trier are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saarschleife, Reichsburg Cochem
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) ©
Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum)
Liebfrauenkirche, Trier ©
Liebfrauenkirche, Trier

4
nights
Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baden-Baden: Heidelberg (Schloss Heidelberg, Altstadt (Old Town), &more) and Europa-Park (in Rust). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum Frieder Burda, don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn, and walk around Lichtentaler Allee.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden route maker.

Getting from Trier to Baden-Baden by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Baden-Baden are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Europa-Park
Highlights from your plan
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee

1
day
Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
On the 29th (Mon), admire the striking features of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and then explore the activities along Alpsee.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hohenschwangau online trip planner.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Hohenschwangau in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Baden-Baden in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Hohenschwangau. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Alpsee, Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Alpsee ©
Alpsee

5
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
When in Dresden, make a side trip to see Basteigebiet in Lohmen, approximately Lohmen away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Dresden Zwinger, admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Martin Kirche, and look for gifts at Tradition & Form.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden journey tool.

Drive from Hohenschwangau to Dresden in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Basteigebiet
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

4
nights
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Explore Wurzburg's surroundings by going to Rothenburg (Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, German Christmas Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marienkapelle, don't miss a visit to Market Square, and take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wurzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Wurzburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daytime highs in Wurzburg are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rothenburg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

4
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, don't miss a visit to Altstadt, head outdoors with Wohrder Wiese, and contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds).

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nuremberg travel route builder website.

You can take a train from Wurzburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tiergarten Nuernberg ©
Tiergarten Nuernberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

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