17 days in The Netherlands & Dubai Itinerary

17 days in The Netherlands & Dubai Itinerary

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17 days in The Netherlands & Dubai Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
2
Lemmer, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive:  45 min
3
Sneek, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Bolsward, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Workum, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
6
Hindeloopen, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
8
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
9
Gouda, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
10
Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

2
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, then make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On your second day here, make a splash at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dubai trip itinerary site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Dubai is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Dubai. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in June; daily highs in Dubai reach 47°C and lows reach 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lemmer.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark ©
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
day
Lemmer, The Netherlands

Lemmer ©
Lemmer is a town in the municipality of De Friese Meren (province of Friesland), in the Netherlands. On the 25th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Lemmer Kanaal and then contemplate the long history of UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lemmer trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Dubai to Lemmer with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Lemmer is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in June, things will get much colder in Lemmer: highs are around 21°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sneek.

Things to do in Lemmer

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Sneek, The Netherlands

Sneek ©
Sneek is a city southwest of Leeuwarden and seat of the former municipality of Sneek in the province of Friesland (Netherlands). On the 26th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Afsluitdijk, then take in the waterfront at Port of Harlingen, then explore the activities along IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Sneek trip itinerary app.

Sneek is just a stone's throw from Lemmer. In June, daytime highs in Sneek are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Bolsward.

Things to do in Sneek

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), Afsluitdijk, Port of Harlingen
Highlights from your plan
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
Afsluitdijk ©
Afsluitdijk
Port of Harlingen ©
Port of Harlingen

1
night
Bolsward, The Netherlands

Bolsward ©
Bolsward is a city in Súdwest-Fryslân in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Sonnema, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Us Heit Distillery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Broerekerk, then make a trip to Town Hall Bolsward, and finally admire the striking features of St.-Franziskus-Basilika.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bolsward online road trip planner.

Bolsward is just a short distance from Sneek. In June in Bolsward, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Workum.

Things to do in Bolsward

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Us Heit Distillery ©
Us Heit Distillery
Broerekerk ©
Broerekerk
Town Hall Bolsward ©
Town Hall Bolsward

1
night
Workum, The Netherlands

Workum ©
Workum is a city in the municipality Súdwest-Fryslân in Friesland. On the 28th (Fri), ponder the design of De Woeste Leeuwen, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Gertrudiskerk, and then get engrossed in the history at Jopie Huisman Museum.

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Workum is very close to Bolsward. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hindeloopen.

Things to do in Workum

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jopie Huisman Museum ©
Jopie Huisman Museum
St. Gertrudiskerk ©
St. Gertrudiskerk

1
night
Hindeloopen, The Netherlands

Hindeloopen ©
Hindeloopen is an old city on the North of the Netherlands on the IJsselmeer. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at First Frisian Icescating Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Hindeloopen, and finally contemplate the long history of Commandeurswoning.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hindeloopen driving holiday app.

Hindeloopen is very close to Workum. In June, daytime highs in Hindeloopen are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kinderdijk.

Things to do in Hindeloopen

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum Hindeloopen ©
Museum Hindeloopen
Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen ©
Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen

1
night
Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

Kinderdijk ©
Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Molenwaard, in the province South Holland, about 15km east of Rotterdam. On the 30th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Sophiapolder Tours, then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Kinderdijk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kinderdijk day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hindeloopen to Kinderdijk takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Kinderdijk

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kinderdijk, Sophiapolder Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kinderdijk ©
Kinderdijk
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

2
nights
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get in on the family fun at The children's work place, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Madurodam.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam trip itinerary builder.

Rotterdam is just a stone's throw from Kinderdijk. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Gouda.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Hague, Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Euromast ©
Euromast
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Room Escape Games

1
night
Gouda, The Netherlands

Gouda ©
Gouda is a municipality and city in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda, then engage your brain at Archeon, and then identify plant and animal life at Reeuwijkse Plassen.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gouda trip itinerary website.

Gouda is just a short distance from Rotterdam. In July in Gouda, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Utrecht.

Things to do in Gouda

Childrens Museums Museums Parks

Side Trips

Reeuwijkse Plassen, Archeon
Highlights from your plan
Archeon ©
Archeon
Reeuwijkse Plassen ©
Reeuwijkse Plassen
Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda ©
Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda

1
night
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Hoorneboegse Heide, try for a hole-in-one at Midgetgolf Bilthoven, then hike along Wandelroute Heidestein, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fotodok.

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Utrecht is just a short distance from Gouda. July in Utrecht sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoorneboegse Heide, Wandelroute Heidestein, Midgetgolf Bilthoven
Highlights from your plan
Hoorneboegse Heide ©
Hoorneboegse Heide
Midgetgolf Bilthoven ©
Midgetgolf Bilthoven
Fotodok ©
Fotodok

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, meet the residents at ARTIS, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker tool.

Amsterdam is very close to Utrecht. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Room Escape Games
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto

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