21 days in Germany, Czech Republic & The Netherlands Itinerary

21 days in Germany, Czech Republic & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Start: Charleston, United States
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Nuremberg, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
De Cocksdorp, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Charleston, United States

4
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.
Head to Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam) and Dussmann das KulturKaufhausfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, learn and have fun at Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt, and look for gifts at Konditorei Rabien.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Berlin tour itinerary planner.

Charleston, USA to Berlin is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charleston to Berlin. You will leave for Dresden on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Gendarmenmarkt ©
Gendarmenmarkt
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

2
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, look for gifts at Tradition & Form, stop by Ullmann's Laden, get a taste of the local shopping with Quartier an der Frauenkirche, then stop by Altmarkt Galerie Dresden, and finally stop by LadenCafe Aha.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dresden using our trip planner.

Take a train from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Shopping Tours
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Ullmann's Laden ©
Ullmann's Laden
Tradition & Form ©
Tradition & Form
Altmarkt Galerie Dresden ©
Altmarkt Galerie Dresden

5
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Get some cultural insight at Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Prague Fashion Museum & Vintage Shop and B TEAM. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, look for gifts at Manufaktura, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and buy something for everyone on your list at A|X Praha Palladium.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Prague trip maker tool.

You can drive from Dresden to Prague in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Viktualienmarkt and Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstatten. For shopping fun, head to Ingo Maurer Showroom or Schrannenhalle. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, look for gifts at Ludwig Beck, explore the activities along English Garden, and get into the urban bustle at Cultural Center (Kulturzentrum Gasteig).

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Munich day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Munich, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Shopping Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstatten
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Viktualienmarkt ©
Viktualienmarkt
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

few
hours
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 (Fri): hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt, look for gifts at Handwerkerhof, and then stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 28°F at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Shopping

Side Trip

Kathe Wohlfahrt
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Handwerkerhof ©
Handwerkerhof
Kathe Wohlfahrt ©
Kathe Wohlfahrt
Hauptmarkt ©
Hauptmarkt

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Red Light District. Get in touch with nature at Zandvoort aan Zee and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, look for gifts at De Kaaskamer, and browse the range of quality goods at De Bijenkorf.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planning website.

You can fly from Nuremberg to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nuremberg in January, Amsterdam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to De Cocksdorp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
De Cocksdorp, The Netherlands

De Cocksdorp ©
De Cocksdorp is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, and then see the interesting displays at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the De Cocksdorp road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to De Cocksdorp takes 2.5 hours. January in De Cocksdorp sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 36°F at night. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in De Cocksdorp

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Texel
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Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora ©
Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora
Boeken aan de Dijk ©
Boeken aan de Dijk

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