18 days in Germany, Riyadh & Amsterdam Itinerary

18 days in Germany, Riyadh & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

— 1 night
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): walk around Al Ma'athar Cave Park and then walk around Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Riyadh journey maker site.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is King Khaled International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Riyadh can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks
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Frankfurt, Germany

— 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Altstadt and Romer. Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Ruedesheim am Rhein (Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal) & Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard) and Rothenburg (Town Walls & Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum)). There's more to do: get great views at Main Tower and get engrossed in the history at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg).

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Frankfurt takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in October; daily highs in Frankfurt reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Cologne, Germany

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reichsburg Cochem and Hohenzollern Bridge. Explore Cologne's surroundings by going to Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (in Bonn), Eltz Castle (in Wierschem) and Aachen Cathedral (in Aachen). There's much more to do: make a trip to KolnTriangle, visit Historic Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and get to know the resident critters at Koelner Zoo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum Quarter and Zaanse Schans. Change things up with a short trip to Louwman Museum The Hague in The Hague (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, and stop by The Jordaan.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Cologne to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Theresienwiese. Venture out of the city with trips to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau) and Herrenchiemsee New Palace (in Herreninsel). There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, contemplate the long history of Rathaus-Glockenspiel, and don't miss a visit to Eisbach Wave.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Munich driving holiday tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Munich in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, Munich is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Speyer Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, and then take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge).

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt trip app.

Fly from Munich to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.