8 days in Cologne & Amsterdam Itinerary

8 days in Cologne & Amsterdam Itinerary

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8 days in Cologne & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at OMS Beachclub. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Phantasialand.

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New York City, USA to Cologne is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get little chillier in Cologne: highs are around 77°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Phantasialand, OMS Beachclub
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. Kids will enjoy ARTIS and NEMO Science Museum. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Jordaan, stop by De Kaaskamer, make a trip to De Negen Straatjes, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

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You can drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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