58 days in The Netherlands & Germany Itinerary

58 days in The Netherlands & Germany Itinerary

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Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Trier, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Schwangau, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Munich, Germany
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Nuremberg, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Wurzburg, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Dresden, Germany
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Hamburg, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Milan, Italy

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and NEMO Science Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Delft (Museum De Beurs van Londen & Het steen), Madurodam (in The Hague) and Haarlem (Grote Markt, De Vishal, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), wander the streets of The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Amsterdam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in September, expect Amsterdam to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Haarlem, Delft, The Hague
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Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark, contemplate the long history of Domschatzkammer, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September in Cologne, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark
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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

6
nights
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and Domstadt (Cathedral City). Get some historical perspective at St. Martin and Liebfrauenkirche, Trier. Explore Trier's surroundings by going to Karlstalschlucht (in Trippstadt), Mammutbaume (in Landstuhl) and Wildfreigehege Wildenburg (in Kempfeld). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mathias Church, delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paulin-Kirche.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Trier road trip planning app.

Drive from Cologne to Trier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Schwangau.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Karlstalschlucht, Mammutbaume, Wildfreigehege Wildenburg
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 16:
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) ©
St. Martin ©
St. Martin

3
nights
Schwangau, Germany

Schwangau ©
An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Popular historic sites such as Schloss Linderhof and Kirche St. Georg are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Schwangau: Starzlachklamm (in Burgberg im Allgaeu), Naherholungsgebiet Tannenbuehl (in Bad Waldsee) and Partnachklamm (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Alpseebad.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Schwangau trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trier to Schwangau takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Starzlachklamm, Schloss Linderhof, Naherholungsgebiet Tannenbuehl, Partnachklamm
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frauenkirche, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and take an in-depth tour of Bavarian National Museum.

Make your Munich itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Schwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Munich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 26:
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

6
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Germanisches Nationalmuseum and St. Lorenz Church. Popular historic sites such as Kaiserburg Nurnberg and Nuremberg Palace of Justice are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Naturschutzgebiet Holle (in Rettenbach), Wildpark Hollohe (in Teublitz) and Schwarzachschlucht (in Schwarzenbruck). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Falknerei Burg Rabenstein, see the interesting displays at Merks Motor Museum, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Nuremberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In September in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Naturschutzgebiet Holle, Falknerei Burg Rabenstein, Wildpark Hollohe, Schwarzachschlucht
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 2:
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

6
nights
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Würzburg Residence and Burgtor und Burg. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress Marienberg and Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg. Venture out of the city with trips to Deutsche Greifenwarte (in Hassmersheim) and Rothenburg (Siebers Tower, Altstadt, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Mariae Heimsuchung, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg, take in nature's colorful creations at Lusamgartlein, and contemplate the long history of Schloss Veitshöchheim.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Wurzburg travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Wurzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Wurzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Deutsche Greifenwarte
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

7
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Get some cultural insight at The Dresden Zwinger and Schillers Wohnhaus. Get some historical perspective at Goethe National Museum and Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz. Step out of Dresden to go to Weimar and see Goethes Gartenhaus, which is approximately 2h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Albertinum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Martin Kirche, get engrossed in the history at Armoury / Rustkammer, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kunsthofpassage.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Dresden online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Dresden takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Dresden sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Weimar
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 15:
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Goethe National Museum ©
Goethe National Museum
Schillers Wohnhaus ©
Schillers Wohnhaus

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Your inner history buff will appreciate East Side Gallery and Charlottenburg Palace. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder app.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 22:
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

6
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Visit Speicherstadt and St. Michael's Church for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Miniatur Wunderland and Red Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Hamburg: Deutsches Marinemuseum Wilhelmshaven (in Wilhelmshaven), The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden) and Storchenpflegestation Wesermarsch (in Berne). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Hagenbeck.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg journey planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Deutsches Marinemuseum Wilhelmshaven, Wildpark Lueneburger Heide, Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen, The Wadden Sea, Germany, Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 28:
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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