15 days in Germany & The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in Germany & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 1st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Goethe House.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt route planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Frankfurt is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Frankfurt is minus 2 hours. In September, Frankfurt is cooler than Jeddah - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites
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Cologne, Germany

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Eltz Castle (in Wierschem) and Deutsches Eck (German Corner) (in Koblenz). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, get to know the resident critters at Koelner Zoo, make a trip to KolnTriangle, and get in on the family fun at Phantasialand.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Berlin, Germany

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dresden (Bruehlsche Terrasse & The Dresden Zwinger). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Berlin vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and stop by The Jordaan.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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The Hague, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the The Hague trip site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to The Hague in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Frankfurt on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in The Hague

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to Main Tower, make a trip to Romer, then take in the views from Iron Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from The Hague to Frankfurt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Parks
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Germany travel guide

4.5
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.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
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.