23 days in Germany & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Gouda, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Middelburg, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 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 find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Teylers Museum & Grote Markt). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In March in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gouda.
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Gouda, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Gouda is a municipality and city in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands. On the 15th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda, don't miss a visit to Plaza Markt., stop by Gouds Kaashuis, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Gouda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint Janskerk, and finally go for a walk through StadswandelingenGouda. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at Elysium, then pause for some photo ops at Oostpoort, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gouda sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Gouda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Gouda are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Middelburg.
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Middelburg, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. Venture out of the city with trips to Watersnoodmuseum (in Ouwerkerk) and Bizarium (in Sluis). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Abbey Tower of Long John (Abdijtoren de Lange Jan), contemplate the long history of Rijksmonument Kuiperspoort Middelburg, and get outside with Deltawerken Oosterschelde.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Middelburg trip planner.

Getting from Gouda to Middelburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. March in Middelburg sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) 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.
On the 20th (Mon), take a stroll through Historic Old Town, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then take in panoramic vistas at KolnTriangle, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Andreas, enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm, then look for gifts at Altstadt, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne trip planner.

Drive from Middelburg to Cologne in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Middelburg in March, Cologne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg, Germany — 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): ponder the design of Vierroehrenbrunnen, take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, admire the landmark architecture of St. Kilian Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, and finally make a trip to Hofkirche. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, contemplate the long history of Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jakobskirche, and finally examine the collection at Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg trip planner.

You can drive from Cologne to Rothenburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Rothenburg, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then explore the activities along English Garden. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Munich day trip site.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Dresden Zwinger, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then admire the masterpieces at Albertinum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Procession of Princes, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip planning app.

Getting from Munich to Dresden by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. March in Dresden sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Berlin.
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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.
On the 28th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then make a trip to Reichstag Building, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Berlin travel route planning website.

Getting from Dresden to Berlin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 3 nights

Gateway to the World

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.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland, examine the collection at U-Bootmuseum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Hamburg Town Hall.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hamburg day trip planning website.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 33°F.
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The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
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
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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