9 days in Frankfurt, Cologne & Amsterdam Itinerary

9 days in Frankfurt, Cologne & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 5th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Kleinmarkthalle, then explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, and then admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt tour planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Frankfurt is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in May: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Shopping
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Cologne, Germany

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig and then don't miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cologne day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Willet-Holthuysen Museum are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Haarlem to see Frans Hals Museum about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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