31 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

31 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Hannover, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 18 nights

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Scheveningen Beach and Zandvoort aan Zee. Get outdoors at Tour Delft - Private Tours and Landtong Rozenburg. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Delft (Maria van Jessekerk & Nieuwe Kerk), Grote Markt (in Haarlem) and Prison Gate Museum (in The Hague). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and cool off at BeachLine Beach & Events s-Gravenzande.

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

Johannesburg, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hannover.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Hannover, Germany

Hannover ©

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Tauchschule Blue Water, then contemplate the waterfront views at Maschsee, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marktkirche, and finally contemplate the long history of Aegidienkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Luther statue, then ponder the world of politics at The New Town Hall, then steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Buckeburg.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hannover itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Hannover takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Hannover, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hannover

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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Schloss Buckeburg ©
Schloss Buckeburg
Tauchschule Blue Water ©
Tauchschule Blue Water
Marktkirche ©
Marktkirche

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©

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.
Charlottenburg Palace and Potsdamer Platz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The Dresden Zwinger and Memorial of the Berlin Wall will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Dresden (Bruehlsche Terrasse, Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Hannover to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to English Garden and Zugspitze. Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and Kaiserburg Nurnberg are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau), Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Kletterwald Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Iron Bridge Partnachklamm, &more). Spend the 25th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, make a trip to Marienplatz, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Munich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

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