10 days in Rotterdam & Amsterdam Itinerary

10 days in Rotterdam & Amsterdam Itinerary

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10 days in Rotterdam & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Rotterdam
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Accra

4
nights
Rotterdam

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Visit Zandmotor and Badstrand for some beach relaxation. Let the collections at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Kijk-Kubus capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rotterdam side-trips: Madurodam (in The Hague) and Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Old Church, see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, admire the striking features of Euromast, and browse the different shops at Markthal.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rotterdam travel itinerary planner.

Accra, Ghana to Rotterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Ghana Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Rotterdam is little chillier than Accra - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Old Church, Regte Heide & Riels Laag, Badstrand
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Old Church ©
Old Church

5
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Anne Frank House and Jetsetart Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Jordaan and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Change things up with a short trip to Zandvoort aan Zee in Zandvoort (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 3rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of Leidseplein, contemplate the waterfront views at Het Twiske, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip planner .

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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