14 days in Amsterdam & Germany Itinerary

14 days in Amsterdam & Germany Itinerary

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14 days in Amsterdam & Germany Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  4​h
2
Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  2​h
3
Bacharach, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Wurzburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
5
Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
6
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  5​h 15​min
7
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Trier, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): put a fun spin on your tour with Mystery City Games.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Amsterdam. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Fun & Games
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Mystery City Games ©
Mystery City Games

few
hours
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To see photos, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt holiday planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect nights in Frankfurt to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Bacharach.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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1
night
Bacharach, Germany

Bacharach ©
Nestled in a gorge along the Rhine river, Bacharach offers cultural sightseeing, fine dining, and music events in one of Germany's best-preserved medieval towns.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Marktturm, do a tasting at Weingut Toni Jost, then explore the historical opulence of Burg Stahleck, and finally visit Postenturm.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Bacharach trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Frankfurt to Bacharach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July in Bacharach, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Bacharach

Wineries Historic Sites
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Weingut Toni Jost ©
Weingut Toni Jost
Burg Stahleck ©
Burg Stahleck
Postenturm ©
Postenturm

2
nights
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): walk around Wildpark an den Eichen, then take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, and then explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Market Square, make a trip to Hofkirche, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, then have some family-friendly fun at Pit-Pat Wonderland, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Kilian Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg trip builder app .

Getting from Bacharach to Wurzburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bacharach in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wurzburg, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wildpark an den Eichen
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Pit-Pat Wonderland ©
Pit-Pat Wonderland
Wildpark an den Eichen ©
Wildpark an den Eichen

1
night
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, and finally admire the striking features of Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Wurzburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bamberg Altstadt
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

1
night
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 11th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

2
nights
Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Mummelsee, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then walk around Lichtentaler Allee.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rothenburg to Baden-Baden by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Trier.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks Spas Nature

Side Trip

Schwarzenbach-Talsperre
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Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Mummelsee ©
Mummelsee
MerkurBergbahn ©
MerkurBergbahn

3
nights
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Change things up with these side-trips from Trier: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Nuerburg) and Saarschleife (in Mettlach). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), explore the ancient world of Trier Amphitheater, contemplate the long history of Kaiserthermen, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Trier trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Trier in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Trier, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Saarschleife, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Saarschleife ©
Saarschleife
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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