20 days in Germany, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

20 days in Germany, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Start: Stockholm, Sweden
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Leipzig, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
10
Toulouse, France
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Binnenalster.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Hamburg trip itinerary planning site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Hamburg is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December, Hamburg is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Binnenalster ©
Binnenalster

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe). Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and Potsdamer Platz. Step out of Berlin with an excursion to Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz in Lubben--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, stop by Boxoffberlin, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

1
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Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Zoo Leipzig, browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Universitatskirche, then steep yourself in history at Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche).

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Leipzig trip builder app.

You can take a train from Berlin to Leipzig in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Leipzig are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Munich.

Things to do in Leipzig

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Zoo Leipzig ©
Zoo Leipzig
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) ©
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)
Hauptbahnhof Leipzig ©
Hauptbahnhof Leipzig

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Strandbad St. Alban, then admire the striking features of Andechs Monastery, and then take a stroll through Haidhausen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip builder website.

Getting from Leipzig to Munich by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Leipzig in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Munich, with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Andechs Monastery, Strandbad St. Alban
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Strandbad St. Alban ©
Strandbad St. Alban
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 26th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, then explore the historical opulence of Seeschloss Monrepos, then admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, and finally attend a local event at Der Esslinger Mittelaltermarkt & Weihnachtsmarkt.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Stuttgart trip tool.

You can drive from Munich to Stuttgart in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. December in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seeschloss Monrepos, Der Esslinger Mittelaltermarkt & Weihnachtsmarkt
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Der Esslinger Mittelaltermarkt & Weihnachtsmarkt ©
Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten ©
Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten

1
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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche) and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Opel Zoo.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip planner.

Take a train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Opel Zoo
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Opel Zoo ©
Opel Zoo
Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche) ©
Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)

1
night
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 27th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cologne online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Frankfurt to Cologne by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Cologne sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Shrine of the Three Kings ©
Shrine of the Three Kings

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Do your shopping at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Champs-Elysees. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Cologne to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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night
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Les Docks Village.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Paris to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Toulouse.

Things to do in Marseille

Shopping Historic Sites
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Les Docks Village ©
Les Docks Village
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

1
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Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the activities along Canal de Brienne (Le).

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Toulouse trip itinerary site.

Getting from Marseille to Toulouse by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Toulouse

Parks Nature Museums
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Canal de Brienne (Le) ©
Canal de Brienne (Le)
Hotel d'Assezat ©
Hotel d'Assezat

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Paul and then get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier Friedel.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Strasbourg road trip planner.

Getting from Toulouse to Strasbourg by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Strasbourg is a bit cooler than Toulouse - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. You will leave for Amsterdam on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Parc Animalier Friedel ©
Parc Animalier Friedel
Eglise Saint-Paul ©
Eglise Saint-Paul

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and The Jordaan. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and take a stroll through Red Light District.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Strasbourg to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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