10 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

10 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

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10 days in Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Berlin, Germany
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Potsdam, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Hannover, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Berlin, Germany

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 1st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum Berlin, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbar Mitte, and then see the interesting displays at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Berlin Wall Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tegeler See, then explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are Berlin-Tegel International Airport and Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Potsdam.

Things to do in Berlin

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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall

2
nights
Potsdam, Germany

Potsdam ©
Formerly an official residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is surrounded by a series of interconnected lakes, parks, and palaces.
Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburger Tor Potsdam and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Flaeming Skate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Potsdam's Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Orangerie im Park Sanssouci, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sanssouci Park, then admire the striking features of Sanssouci Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Schloss Cecilienhof.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Potsdam vacation planner.

Potsdam is just a stone's throw from Berlin. In July, daily temperatures in Potsdam can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Hannover.

Things to do in Potsdam

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Flaeming Skate, Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz
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Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
Schloss Cecilienhof ©
Schloss Cecilienhof
Sanssouci Palace ©
Sanssouci Palace

3
nights
Hannover, Germany

Hannover ©
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Braunschweiger Dom has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Autostadt, don't miss a visit to Braunschweiger Dom, and then explore the activities along Maschsee.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hannover vacation builder.

Drive from Potsdam to Hannover in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bergen-Belsen Memorial, Braunschweiger Dom, Autostadt, Herzog Palace (Herzogschloss)
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Maschsee ©
Maschsee
Bergen-Belsen Memorial ©
Bergen-Belsen Memorial
Herzog Palace (Herzogschloss) ©
Herzog Palace (Herzogschloss)

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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 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Hannover to Amsterdam with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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