4 days in Amsterdam & Germany Itinerary

4 days in Amsterdam & Germany Itinerary

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4 days in Amsterdam & Germany Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  11​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
train + Fly:  19​h
End: Chicago, United States

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 19th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House and then take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

Chicago, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 47°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cologne holiday planning site .

Drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Cologne are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Shopping
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Shrine of the Three Kings ©
Shrine of the Three Kings

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