10 days in The Netherlands, Berlin & Hamburg Itinerary

10 days in The Netherlands, Berlin & Hamburg Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 day
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Volendam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night

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Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

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.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and admire the striking features of Berliner Dom.

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If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiports are Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Berlin-Tegel Airport and Berlin Schoenefeld. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Hamburg, Germany

— 1 day

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.
On the 26th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hamburg are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, then don't miss a visit to Dam Square, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, make a trip to Royal Palace Amsterdam, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bloemenmarkt, then walk around Vondelpark, and finally visit The Jordaan.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Hamburg to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Volendam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors

Volendam, The Netherlands

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw, then examine the collection at Westfries Museum, and then examine the collection at Mondial Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Volendam trip maker website.

Volendam is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. In December in Volendam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Volendam

Museums

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam route app.

Amsterdam is just a short distance from Volendam. On the 30th (Thu), you're off to Utrecht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

Utrecht, The Netherlands

— 1 day

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), brush up on your military savvy at National Military Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Dom Tower, and finally look for gifts at It's a Present!.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Utrecht travel planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Utrecht in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Utrecht can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip tool.

Getting from Utrecht to Amsterdam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for Rotterdam on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 day

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the striking features of Erasmus Bridge, steep yourself in history at Old Church, then admire the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and finally make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

On the 1st (Sat), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

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You can drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.