24 days in Germany & The Netherlands Itinerary

24 days in Germany & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly + Train:  9 h 15 min
1
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Manama, Bahrain

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof and then get outside with Zugspitze. On the next day, explore the activities along Barmsee and then look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip maker site.

Manama, Bahrain to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Manama in July, expect Garmisch-Partenkirchen to be much colder, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Barmsee, Schloss Linderhof
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Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

2
nights
Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): make a trip to Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, steep yourself in history at Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, and then get great views at The Eagle's Nest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Obersee and then contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Berchtesgaden road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. In July in Berchtesgaden, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Schoenau am Koenigssee
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The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
Konigssee ©
Konigssee
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg ©
Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg

4
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Schwabing are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to BMW Museum and New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and browse the exhibits of Stuck Villa (Jugendstil Museum).

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Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden

1
night
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then make a trip to Altstadt, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche).

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rothenburg route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

3
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Neues Grünes Gewölbe and St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Frauenkirche Dresden and The Dresden Zwinger. Take a break from Dresden with a short trip to Zoo Leipzig in Leipzig, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Procession of Princes, take a stroll through Gorlitzer Strasse, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dresden route planner.

Getting from Rothenburg to Dresden by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leipzig
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Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Attractions like Zoo Berlin and Victory Column (Siegessaule) make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at Potsdamer Platz and Pergamonmuseum. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary app.

Take a train from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Großer Tiergarten ©
Großer Tiergarten
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin

7
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.
Attractions like Efteling and NEMO Science Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Zaanse Schans. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station in Rotterdam, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Jordaan, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam journey builder tool.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Efteling, Zaanse Schans, Rotterdam Centraal Station
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Efteling
Efteling

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