8 days in Holland & Germany Itinerary

8 days in Holland & Germany Itinerary

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8 days in Holland & Germany Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
1
Maastricht, Holland
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Mannheim, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Lindau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Schwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
6
Oberammergau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Maastricht, Holland
— 2 nights
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— Few hours
End: Amsterdam, Holland

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Maastricht, Holland

Maastricht
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Maastricht tour itinerary planner .

Amsterdam to Maastricht is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. You will leave for Mannheim on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Maastricht

Fun & Games Parks Nightlife
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Mannheim, Germany

Mannheim
Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S.
To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mannheim day trip app .

You can drive from Maastricht to Mannheim in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lindau.

Things to do in Mannheim

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Lindau, Germany

Lindau ©
On the 23rd (Sat), ponder the design of Lindavia-Brunnen, ponder the world of politics at Altes Rathaus, and then don't miss a visit to Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lindau road trip planning app .

You can drive from Mannheim to Lindau in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 37°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for Schwangau.

Things to do in Lindau

Historic Sites
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Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Lindavia-Brunnen ©
Lindavia-Brunnen

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Schwangau, Germany

Schwangau ©
An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tegelberg, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wies Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Schwangau online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Lindau to Schwangau in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lindau in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Schwangau, with lows of 32°F. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wies Church
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Mount Tegelberg ©
Mount Tegelberg
Wies Church ©
Wies Church

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ettal Abbey as well as Zugspitze. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze and then make a trip to Ettal Abbey.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen day trip app .

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In November in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oberammergau.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Ettal Abbey
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Ettal Abbey ©
Ettal Abbey

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Oberammergau, Germany

Oberammergau
Nestled in a valley within the Bavarian Alps, Oberammergau is known not only for its famous theater productions, but also for its large selection of dining, shopping, and traditional crafts.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to Pilatushaus.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oberammergau travel planning tool .

Oberammergau is just a stone's throw from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In November, daytime highs in Oberammergau are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for Rothenburg.
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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 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Town Walls, then don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, and then ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Oberammergau to Rothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Maastricht.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Das Plonlein ©
Das Plonlein

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Maastricht, Holland

Maastricht ©
On the 27th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, don't miss a visit to Boekhandel Dominicanen, then don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, and finally admire the striking features of Hoofdwacht.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Maastricht day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Maastricht takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Maastricht are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Vrijthof ©
Vrijthof
Hoofdwacht ©
Hoofdwacht

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

Make your Amsterdam itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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