14 days in Rotterdam, Amsterdam & Haarlem Itinerary

14 days in Rotterdam, Amsterdam & Haarlem Itinerary

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14 days in Rotterdam, Amsterdam & Haarlem Itinerary

Start: Paphos
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rotterdam
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Amsterdam
— 6 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Haarlem
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Paphos

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.
Step out of Rotterdam to go to Kaatsheuvel and see Efteling, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, don't miss a visit to De Candelaer, see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rotterdam day trip planning app .

Paphos, Cyprus to Rotterdam is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paphos in November, plan for much colder days in Rotterdam, with highs around 12°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Delft, Efteling
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Efteling ©
Efteling

6
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and walk around Vondelpark.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Haarlem

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Corrie ten Boom House, explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, and finally make a trip to Vleeshal. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Haarlem Railway Station, then admire the landmark architecture of Molen De Adriaan Museum, then see the interesting displays at Teylers Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Bavo.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Haarlem online trip itinerary maker .

Haarlem is very close to Amsterdam. In November, daily temperatures in Haarlem can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©

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