13 days in The Netherlands & Germany Itinerary

13 days in The Netherlands & Germany Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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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 discover tucked-away gems like The Jordaan and Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Begijnhof and Old Church will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Markthal (in Rotterdam) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Amsterdam is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Amsterdam is minus 7 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in October: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Berlin, Germany — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and finally don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Dresden, Germany — 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, and then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Dresden sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg, Germany — 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 22nd (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, take a stroll through Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Rothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — 2 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get outside with Zugspitze and then contemplate the waterfront views at Eibsee. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm, hit the slopes at Zugspitzplatt, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and then see the interesting displays at BMW Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, then enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church.

Before you visit Munich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Munich, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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.
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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.
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