30 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

30 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
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Bremen, Germany
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Frankfurt, Germany

— 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter Kirche and Wernerkapelle. Get a sense of the local culture at Michaelskapelle and Burg Eppstein. When in Frankfurt, make a side trip to see Schloss Schoenburg in Oberwesel, approximately Oberwesel away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Ruine Königstein, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Russian Orthodox Church, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus Seckbach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hauptfriedhof.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Frankfurt is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Frankfurt, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Cologne, Germany

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Jagdschloss Falkenlust, examine the collection at Max Ernst Museum des LVR, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cologne Central Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Minoritenkirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Antoniterkirche. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at St Kunibert Basilica, contemplate the long history of Domschatzkammer, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Maria Himmelfahrt, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Andreas Kirche, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Frankenwerft.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In September in Cologne, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bremen.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Bremen, Germany

— 3 nights

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Schutting and Das Alte Rathaus. Get some historical perspective at St. Johann Kirche and Marienburg Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bremen: Altes Rathaus (in Hannover), Hildesheim (St.- Andreas-Kirche, St. Michaelis, &more) and Stadtkirche Sankt Marien (in Celle). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Dom-Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Phil Porter Salon Obscura, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Bremen, and look for gifts at Bremer Bonbon Manufaktur.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bremen day trip planning site.

Getting from Cologne to Bremen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Bremen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Hamburg, Germany

— 3 nights

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.
Visit An der Obertrave and St. Marien in Lubeck for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Burgtor-Befestigungsanlage Lubeck and Alter Kran. Get out of town with these interesting Hamburg side-trips: Luneburg (Michaeliskirche (St. Michaelis) Lueneburg, Historisches Lueneburger Rathaus, &more) and Sankt Jakobi Church (in Lubeck). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museumsschiff Cap San Diego, step aboard Rickmer Rickmers, pause for some serene contemplation at Hauptkirche St. Jacobi, and take a stroll through Deichstrasse.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hamburg route planner.

You can drive from Bremen to Hamburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gartenreich Dessau-Worlitz and Urban Nation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to German Resistance Memorial Center and Neues Palais. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Potsdam (Neuer Garten & Schloss Cecilienhof) and Wittenberg (Lutherhalle/Lutherhaus & Stadtkirche). The adventure continues: examine the collection at German-Russian Museum, admire the masterpieces at Berlinische Galerie, contemplate the long history of Gleis 17, Grunewald, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planning tool.

Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dresden, Germany

— 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Schloss Weesenstein and Deutsche Uhrenmuseum Glashutte are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fasanenschlosschen Moritzburg and Sankt Martin Kirche. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Festung Xperience (Festung Dresden), see the interesting displays at Museum fur Sachsische Volkskunst mit Puppentheatersammlung, learn about all things military at Armoury / Rustkammer, and explore the world behind art at Turkish Chamber / Turckische Cammer.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Dresden, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Germany

— 6 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Markusturm and Buttelhaus and Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirchengemeinde Dreieinigkeitskirche are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gerlachschmiede and Spital Bastion. Venture out of the city with trips to Rothenburg (Siebers Tower, Tauberbrucke, &more), Regensburg (Neupfarrplatz, Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, &more) and Bamberg (Altenburg, Neue Residenz Bamberg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elisabethkirche, don't miss a visit to Schlayerturm, stroll the grounds of Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, and examine the collection at DB Museum (German Railway Museum).

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg trip planner.

Getting from Dresden to Nuremberg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. September in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Visit Muiderslot and Westerkerk for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Hollandsche Schouwburg and Muurhuizen. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Soest to see National Military Museum about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Amsterdam Tulip Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Singel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at English Reformed Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Oude Church.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online journey planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.