12 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

12 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to White Plains

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Red Light District as well as Hop On Hop Off. On the 7th (Fri), take in the local landmarks with Hop On Hop Off and then wander the streets of Red Light District.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip website.

White Plains, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from White Plains to Amsterdam. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 1 night

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral and then examine the collection at Chocolate Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Cologne trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fussen.
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Fussen, Germany — 1 night

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Lechfall, then don't miss a visit to Schloss Neuschwanstein, and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fussen online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Fussen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In April in Fussen, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 38°F at night. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the activities along English Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fussen to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Munich, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

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: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Westerkerk, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, then stroll around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Germany travel guide

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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.
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