9 days in Frankfurt, Cologne & Amsterdam Itinerary

9 days in Frankfurt, Cologne & Amsterdam Itinerary

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9 days in Frankfurt, Cologne & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Kleinmarkthalle Frankfurt, explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, and then explore the world behind art at Städel.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt vacation trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Frankfurt is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in May: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around 23°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

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Staedel Museum ©
Staedel 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cologne sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

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Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Jordaan and Van Gogh Museum. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Willet-Holthuysen are in your itinerary. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, wander the streets of De Negen Straatjes, and get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam itinerary maker.

Getting from Cologne to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time 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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