16 days in Sweden, Amsterdam & Cologne Itinerary

16 days in Sweden, Amsterdam & Cologne Itinerary

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16 days in Sweden, Amsterdam & Cologne Itinerary

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Cologne, Germany
— 5 nights
End: Cologne, Germany

6
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Palace and Stockholm Old Town. Visit Langholmen and Soderbysjon for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, kick back and relax at Agesta naturistbad, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and examine the collection at Skansen.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stockholm visit planning website .

If you are flying in from Bangladesh, the closest major airports are Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Stockholm-Bromma Airport, Stockholm Västerås Airport and Stockholm Skavsta Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Do some cultural sightseeing at Anne Frank House and The Jordaan. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Zandmotor & Panorama Mesdag) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip app .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

The Hague, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

5
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Schlagkamp Weinmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cologne Cathedral and Museum Ludwig. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cologne: Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem), Burg Eltz (in Wierschem) and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (in Koblenz). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Mosel Valley, look for gifts at Old Town (Altstadt), take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maria im Kapitol.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Cologne road trip planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dusseldorf, Reichsburg Cochem, Schlagkamp Weinmuseum, Eltz Castle, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
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Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Mosel Valley ©
Mosel Valley

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