23 days in Central Europe, Kinderdijk & Amsterdam Itinerary

23 days in Central Europe, Kinderdijk & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Train
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Melk, Austria
— 1 day
Drive
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Passau, Germany
— 1 day
Drive
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Regensburg, Germany
— 1 day
Drive
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 day
Drive
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Bamberg, Germany
— 1 day
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Wurzburg, Germany
— 1 day
Drive
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Wertheim, Germany
— 1 day
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Koblenz, Germany
— 1 day
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 day
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Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
— 1 day
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
You've added Letna Park, The Old-New Synagogue, Museum of Communism, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague online holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Prague is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Prague. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Budapest.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games
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Budapest, Hungary — 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Buda Castle, Szabadsag ter, Istvan Szechenyi Statue, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 1 night

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 8th (Tue), examine the collection at Hofburg, admire the landmark architecture of Maria Am Gestade, and then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vienna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Melk.
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Melk, Austria — 1 day

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Stadtpfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Melk day trip planner.

You can take a train from Vienna to Melk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Passau.
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Passau, Germany — 1 day

City of Three Rivers

Situated at the confluence of three rivers, including the Danube, Passau is steeped in religious history but has adopted a modern commercial outlook.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Veste Oberhaus. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Glasmuseum Passau and then take in panoramic vistas at Veste Oberhaus.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Passau trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Melk to Passau in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Regensburg.
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Regensburg, Germany — 1 day

One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
On the 12th (Sat), take in the views from Old Stone Bridge, take a stroll through Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Golf Museum, then make a trip to Cathedral of St Peter's, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Regensburg online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Passau to Regensburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Regensburg, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 1 day

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Your day by day itinerary now includes DB Museum (German Railway Museum). Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at DB Museum (German Railway Museum) and then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House.

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You can drive from Regensburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bamberg.
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Bamberg, Germany — 1 day

Franconian Rome

First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
On the 14th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Zentrum Welterbe Bamberg, make a trip to Klein Venedig, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus.

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Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Bamberg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Bamberg, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Wurzburg.
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Wurzburg, Germany — 1 day

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
On the 15th (Tue), admire the striking features of St. Kilian Cathedral, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marienkapelle, then don't miss a visit to Market Square, and finally explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Wurzburg journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bamberg to Wurzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Wurzburg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Wertheim.
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Wertheim, Germany — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Wertheim Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Wertheim trip planner.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Wertheim in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Koblenz.
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Koblenz, Germany — 1 day

Gateway to the Romantic Rhine

Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Rathaus and then relax and rejuvenate at Emser Therme.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Koblenz trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Wertheim to Koblenz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 1 day

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 18th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip builder app.

Getting from Koblenz to Cologne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. November in Cologne sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kinderdijk.
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Kinderdijk, The Netherlands — 1 day

Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Molenwaard, in the province South Holland, about 15km east of Rotterdam. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, indulge in some personalized pampering at Wellness Ridderkerk, then see the interesting displays at Nationaal Baggermuseum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Johannes Post.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kinderdijk driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Kinderdijk takes 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 day

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planning tool.

Drive from Kinderdijk to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of tram and train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to home.
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