11 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

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11 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

New York City, United States
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
New York City, United States

3
days
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Charlottenburg Palace and Berlin Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to bob – boxoffberlin and Potsdamer Platz. There's lots more to do: browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, and look for gifts at Rausch Schokoladenhaus.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Berlin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz
Berlin Cathedral ©
Berlin Cathedral

1
day
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stop by Tradition & Form - Wendt und Kühn Fachhändler, look for gifts at Ullmann's Laden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, then don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes, and finally stop by Dresden Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dresden holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

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Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Ullmann's Laden
Ullmann's Laden

1
day
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

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Traveling by car from Dresden to Rothenburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amsterdam.

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Spital Bastion ©
Spital Bastion

4
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jordaan and The American Book Center. For shopping fun, head to Albert Cuyp Market or De Negen Straatjes. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, wander the streets of Red Light District, stop by Fromagerie Abraham Kef, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

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Getting from Rothenburg to Amsterdam by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Albert Cuyp Market ©
Albert Cuyp Market
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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