17 days in Germany, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

17 days in Germany, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

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17 days in Germany, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Miami, United States
plane:  4​h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Miami, United States

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), Vondelpark, Van Gogh Museum, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Frank House and Red Light District. NEMO Science Museum and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Jordaan, make a trip to Museum Quarter, get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein, and get to know the fascinating history of Brouwersgracht.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner .

Miami, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Miami to Amsterdam. Traveling from Miami in July, expect nights in Amsterdam to be cooler, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Mini-Europe has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore MIM - Musical Instruments Museum and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town of Durbuy and La Citadelle de Dinant. Venture out of the city with trips to Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) (in Ghent) and Groot Begijnhof (in Leuven). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Atomium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, see the interesting displays at Autoworld, and get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brussels route tool .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Brussels are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Old Town of Durbuy, Groot Begijnhof, Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), La Citadelle de Dinant
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Atomium ©
Atomium
Old Town of Durbuy ©
Old Town of Durbuy

4
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.
Visit Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie and St. Nicholas Church for their historical value. Pergamon Museum and Topography of Terror are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Berlin, make a side trip to see Potsdam's Gardens in Potsdam, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo Berlin, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin online tour itinerary builder .

Fly from Brussels to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Potsdam's Gardens
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad St. Alban. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Strandbad St. Alban
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

3
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get some cultural insight at Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg) and Burg Stahleck. Staedel Museum and Marburger Landgrafenschloss Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: St. Elizabeth Church (in Marburg), Schlossgarten Fulda (in Fulda) and Eberbach Abbey (in Eltville am Rhein). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Burg Thurant, get to know the fascinating history of Neroberg, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard.

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You can fly from Munich to Frankfurt in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Marburg, Burg Stahleck, Schloss Heidelberg, Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard, Neroberg
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Thurant Castle ©
Thurant Castle

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