15 days in The Wadden Itinerary

15 days in The Wadden Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Wadden travel planner

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Den Helder
— 3 nights
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Texel
— 4 nights
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West-Terschelling, Terschelling
— 2 nights
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Leeuwarden
— 5 nights
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Den Helder

— 3 nights
Den Helder is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Callantsoog Beach and Marinemuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Den Helder: De Goudvis (in Sint Maartenszee), Hervormde Kerk (in Callantsoog) and Den Oever (ZeeVerse Vismarkt & Afsluitdijk). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fort Kijkduin (Museum and Aquarium), admire the natural beauty at Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Landgoed Hoenderdaell.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Den Helder sightseeing planning site.

Amsterdam to Den Helder is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Den Helder can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Texel.

Things to do in Den Helder

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Texel

— 4 nights
Popular historic sites such as Lighthouse Texel and de Hervormde kerk Den Hoorn Texel uit 1425 are in your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ecomare and Schapenboerderij Texel.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Texel tour planning app.

Drive from Den Helder to Texel in an hour. In September in Texel, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to West-Terschelling.

Things to do in Texel

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

West-Terschelling, Terschelling

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Vuurtoren Brandaris, enjoy the sand and surf at Groene strand, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museum 't Behouden Huys, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Noordkaap Nederland, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, and then explore the ancient world of Bunkers Terschelling.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our West-Terschelling online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by journey from Texel to West-Terschelling takes 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in West-Terschelling

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leeuwarden

— 5 nights
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613 and St.-Franziskus-Basilika. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden and De Oldehove. Change things up with these side-trips from Leeuwarden: Sneek (Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605 & Rijksmonument Martinikerk Sneek uit 1498-1503), Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen (in Pieterburen) and Franeker City Hall (in Franeker). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, steep yourself in history at Termunten, pause for some serene contemplation at Broerekerk, and explore the activities along IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel).

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Leeuwarden online journey maker.

You can drive from West-Terschelling to Leeuwarden in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips