15 days in Germany, Vienna & Amsterdam Itinerary

15 days in Germany, Vienna & Amsterdam Itinerary

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15 days in Germany, Vienna & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Houston, United States

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the galleries of Haus der Musik Wien, try out the rides at Prater, and see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vienna tour itinerary builder app .

Houston, USA to Vienna is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Vienna. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in May; daily highs in Vienna reach 67°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin.

Before you visit Berlin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Vienna to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Cologne, Germany

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Cologne is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Kolner Dom, explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, take in nature's colorful creations at Forstbotanischer Garten, and get outside with Stadionhopper Mark Mauderer.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cologne trip planner.

Fly from Berlin to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Fun & Games Museums Outdoors
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Room Escape Games
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam vacation builder tool .

Drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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