12 days in Holland Itinerary

12 days in Holland Itinerary

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12 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Schiermonnikoog
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
2
Groningen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Harlingen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Terschelling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
De Cocksdorp, Texel
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Chennai

1
night
Schiermonnikoog

Schiermonnikoog ©
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): trek along Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, take in the exciting artwork at Hijrre Pottenbakkerij, don't miss a visit to Gallery Ogygia, then see the interesting displays at Shellmuseum, and finally stroll the grounds of Vredenhof. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Oosterstrand and then step off the mainland to explore Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Schiermonnikoog online travel planner .

Chennai, India to Schiermonnikoog is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Chennai to Schiermonnikoog. Traveling from Chennai in August, you will find days in Schiermonnikoog are much colder (22°C), and nights are slightly colder (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Groningen.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vredenhof ©
Vredenhof
Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad ©
Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad
Hijrre Pottenbakkerij ©
Hijrre Pottenbakkerij

3
nights
Groningen

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. Visit Veenkoloniaal Museum and Kerkje Harkema for their historical value. Head to Galerie MooiMan and Art Gallery Erik Zwezerijnenfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Hunebed D4 bij Midlaren (in Midlaren), National Park Drentsche Aa (in Oudemolen) and De Wachter (in Zuidlaren). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Den Andel, admire the striking features of Hoofdstation Groningen, and get engrossed in the history at Klooster-wandeling Aduard.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Groningen day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Groningen. Traveling from Schiermonnikoog in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Groningen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Harlingen.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Veenkoloniaal Museum, Kerkje Harkema, National Park Drentsche Aa, Klooster-wandeling Aduard, De Wachter
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Veenkoloniaal Museum ©
Veenkoloniaal Museum
Hoofdstation Groningen ©
Hoofdstation Groningen
Hunebed D4 bij Midlaren ©
Hunebed D4 bij Midlaren

1
night
Harlingen

Harlingen ©
Harlingen is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland at the Wadden Sea. On the 20th (Tue), examine the collection at Kazemattenmuseum, see the interesting displays at Afsluitdijk Wadden Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michaelskerk, then engage your brain at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, and finally shop like a local with Galerie de Vis.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Harlingen online holiday planner .

Drive from Groningen to Harlingen in 1.5 hours. August in Harlingen sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Harlingen

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kornwerderzand, Eise Eisinga Planetarium
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Kazemattenmuseum ©
Kazemattenmuseum
Afsluitdijk Wadden Center ©
Afsluitdijk Wadden Center
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium

2
nights
Terschelling

Terschelling ©
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling, see the interesting displays at Landbouwmuseum en Kinderboerderij 't Hooivak, then step off the mainland to explore Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, then look for gifts at De Boekenboer, and finally see the interesting displays at Wrakkenmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Bunkers Terschelling, kick back and relax at Groene strand, and then visit a coastal fixture at Brandaris.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Terschelling route builder site .

Drive from Harlingen to Terschelling in 3 hours. August in Terschelling sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to De Cocksdorp.

Things to do in Terschelling

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Wrakkenmuseum ©
Wrakkenmuseum
Bunkers Terschelling ©
Bunkers Terschelling

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nights
De Cocksdorp, Texel

De Cocksdorp ©
De Cocksdorp is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll through Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Texel, then take in the exciting artwork at Eiland Galerij, and finally pause for some photo ops at War Cemetery Den Burg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): play a few rounds at Golfbaan De Texelse, contemplate the long history of De Hervormde Kerk van Den Burg Texel uit 1452, then look for gifts at Chocolaterie Smidt, then learn about all things military at Luchtvaart- En Oorlogsmuseum Texel, and finally explore and take pictures at Wezenspyk.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read De Cocksdorp travel route planner .

You can drive from Terschelling to De Cocksdorp in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in De Cocksdorp

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Texel
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Golfbaan De Texelse ©
Golfbaan De Texelse
Lighthouse Texel ©
Lighthouse Texel
War Cemetery Den Burg ©
War Cemetery Den Burg

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