15 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Germany Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, stroll around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip tool.

Harlingen, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Harlingen to Amsterdam, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Amsterdam is colder than Harlingen - with highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, The Markt, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip planning app.

Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from KolnTriangle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of MedienHafen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip planner.

Drive from Brussels to Cologne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Cologne sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Heidelberg (Altstadt (Old Town), Schloss Heidelberg, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, take in the views from Iron Bridge, and make a trip to Fountain of Justice.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip planner.

You can take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly 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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, explore the activities along English Garden, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munich itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Frankfurt in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 47°F in Munich. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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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