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Help with Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin itinerary

Help with Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin itinerary

Jan 26th, 2011, 02:50 PM
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Help with Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin itinerary

I am considering a trip in June that consists of 5 nights in Amsterdam, flying to Stockholm for 5 nights, then flying to Berlin for 5 nights. Does this sound reasonable? Will I have enought time in each city? Any feedback or suggestions will be very helpful.
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Jan 26th, 2011, 05:07 PM
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Totally reasonable. The AMS - ARN flight is only 2 hours, and the ARN - BER flight about 1.5 hours.

Taking 5 days for each city means that the 6 hour transfer between each city ( 2 + 2 + 2 hours representing travel to airport + flight + travel from airport won't leave you feeling exhausted by the end of the trip.

As for time in each city, I can speak to Amsterdam and Berlin - there is PLENTY to keep you busy. I have never been to Stockholm. You will get a pretty good feel for the place in 5 days and can do all the "highlights" at an easy pace while interspersing it with casual touring (translated as cafes, strolling, sitting, etc.)

If you want a big city tour of 3 distinct places, this is probably the best way to do it over a 15 day period.

Coming up - people who try to talk you out of doing this and think you should do it their way.
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Jan 27th, 2011, 09:09 AM
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I agree that it is a reasonable plan. If I were to tweak it, I would add a day or so to Berlin (to have at least 5 full days there), but that really depends on what you want to see and experience. Enjoy!
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Jan 27th, 2011, 09:22 AM
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From one of my trip reports:

For my tours of Berlin I used Peter Fritzsche and Karen Hewitt's Berlinwalks, 1994. I did one new walk, which was the one of the Historic City Centre, and an old one entitled 'Experiments in Diversity', which is a tour of the Kreuzberg district. It is perhaps the best walking tour book I have ever read. It excels in combining the present with the history of a neighborhood, so that its current liveliness is a constant. It is still quite accurate 13 years after publication, although the Potsdamer Platz development did not exist when the book was written.

For what I saw mainly following the book, but taken over several trips:

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Jan 27th, 2011, 09:24 AM
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For relatively inexpensive accommodations in Stockholm, you might want to read my trip report; just click on my name to find it.
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Jan 27th, 2011, 10:19 AM
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If you are interested in history and wish to see some of the great museums and galleries in Berlin, you might take a
day from Stockholm and add to Berlin.
I have visited all 3 cities...( Berlin and Amsterdam more than once)
Stockholm is stunning, but it can be easily seen in 3 full days.
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Jan 27th, 2011, 10:41 AM
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It sounds reasonable on the surface sure but you say nothing about your plans for touring, shopping, etc.

You could EASILY spend an entire 5 days AND nights in Berlin alone and still have more to see and do. Sop, if you are willing to give us a little more info perhaps some people might actually be willing to recommend you spend more time in one or two of these places than in the third.
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Jan 27th, 2011, 02:52 PM
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Thannks for some great suggestions. I will look into them. Here is more information about my interests. I will be travelling with my husband. We enjoy good food, cafes, beautiful towns and cities, exploring intesting neighborhoods, getting a taste of a different culture,and mingling with locals if posible.We enjoy museums of course, but do not want to spend so much time there at the expense of getting a feel for the life of a city.

Several people have suggested taking a day from Stockholm and adding it to Berlin. I am open to this but since we live in a big, bustling city I was thinking Stockholm, with its beauty, might be of more interest. But perhaps not. Feedback?
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Jan 27th, 2011, 03:00 PM
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Berlin wins on museums and history attractions, but Stockholm probably gets the nod for "feel" less hustle and bustle and certainly, it has "natural" beauty over Berlin.
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Jan 27th, 2011, 03:27 PM
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I have only been to Amsterdam (loved it) and would highly reccomend Maes B&B www.bedandbreakfastamsterdam.com as a place to stay. Great owners and location.


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