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
— Few hours
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
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 16-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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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Kleinmarkthalle ©
Kleinmarkthalle

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
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 fly. 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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Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Red Light District. 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 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Jordaan, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel route builder tool.

Drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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

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