11 days in Cologne & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Cologne & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights

3
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cologne Cathedral and Bonner Munster. You'll explore and learn at Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun (in Daun), Oberhausen (CentrO & Gasometer Oberhausen) and Drachenfels (in Koenigswinter). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Konigsallee, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, and stop by Altstadt.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne day trip planning tool.

Taipei, Taiwan to Cologne is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Taipei in June, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Cologne: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Oberhausen, Dusseldorf, Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun, Bonner Munster, Drachenfels
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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and TASCHEN Store Amsterdam will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at De 9 Straatjes and Leidseplein. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Bussloo (in Wilp), Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland (in Overveen). There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Jordaan, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Egmond aan Zee.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam travel route planner.

You can drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bussloo, Zandvoort aan Zee, Strand Egmond aan Zee, Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof

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