58 days in The Netherlands & Germany Itinerary

58 days in The Netherlands & Germany Itinerary

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Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Trier, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Schwangau, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Munich, Germany
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Nuremberg, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Wurzburg, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Dresden, Germany
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Hamburg, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Milan, Italy

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Madurodam (in The Hague), Haarlem (Grote Markt, De Vishal, &more) and Delft (Museum De Beurs van Londen & Het steen). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), wander the streets of The Jordaan, cast your line with a fishing tour, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Amsterdam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in September, expect Amsterdam to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Hague, Delft
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Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark, contemplate the long history of Domschatzkammer, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September in Cologne, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark
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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

6
nights
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum). Get some historical perspective at Domstadt (Cathedral City) and St. Martin. Explore Trier's surroundings by going to Wildfreigehege Wildenburg (in Kempfeld), Karlstalschlucht (in Trippstadt) and Mammutbaume (in Landstuhl). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Wallmauer, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mathias Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche, and delve into the distant past at Kaiserthermen.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Trier route planning site.

You can drive from Cologne to Trier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Trier can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wildfreigehege Wildenburg, Karlstalschlucht, Mammutbaume
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 16:
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) ©
St. Martin ©
St. Martin

3
nights
Schwangau, Germany

Schwangau ©
An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Linderhof. Popular historic sites such as Schloss Hohenschwangau and Kirche St. Georg are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Schwangau: Partnachklamm (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen), Starzlachklamm (in Burgberg im Allgaeu) and Naherholungsgebiet Tannenbuehl (in Bad Waldsee). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Alpseebad.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Schwangau trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trier to Schwangau takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Schloss Linderhof, Partnachklamm, Starzlachklamm, Naherholungsgebiet Tannenbuehl
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and Bavarian National Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Munich online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 26:
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

6
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Germanisches Nationalmuseum and Toy Museum. Popular historic sites such as Kaiserburg Nurnberg and St. Sebaldus Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Schwarzachschlucht (in Schwarzenbruck), Wildpark Hollohe (in Teublitz) and Naturschutzgebiet Holle (in Rettenbach). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Falknerei Burg Rabenstein, examine the collection at Merks Motor Museum, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Schwarzachschlucht, Wildpark Hollohe, Falknerei Burg Rabenstein, Naturschutzgebiet Holle
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 2:
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

6
nights
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Würzburg Residence and Altstadt. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress Marienberg and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Venture out of the city with trips to Rothenburg (Siebers Tower, Der Pulverturm, &more) and Deutsche Greifenwarte (in Hassmersheim). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Mariae Heimsuchung, make a trip to Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stationsweg Nikolausberg, and admire the striking features of St. Kilian Cathedral.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Wurzburg travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Wurzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Wurzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Deutsche Greifenwarte
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

7
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Get some cultural insight at The Dresden Zwinger and Albertinum. Get some historical perspective at Goethe National Museum and Frauenkirche Dresden. Explore Dresden's surroundings by going to Weimar (Schillers Wohnhaus & Goethes Gartenhaus). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, explore the galleries of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Martin Kirche, and examine the collection at The Royal Porcelain Collection.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dresden online holiday planner.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Dresden in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Weimar
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 15:
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Goethe National Museum ©
Goethe National Museum
Schillers Wohnhaus ©
Schillers Wohnhaus

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Your inner history buff will appreciate East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

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Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

6
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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 Speicherstadt and Alter Elbtunnel for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Miniatur Wunderland and Red Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Hamburg: Deutsches Marinemuseum Wilhelmshaven (in Wilhelmshaven), The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden) and Storchenpflegestation Wesermarsch (in Berne). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg route planning website.

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hamburg are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, Wildpark Lueneburger Heide, Deutsches Marinemuseum Wilhelmshaven, Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen, The Wadden Sea, Germany
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 28:
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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