18 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

18 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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18 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  15​h
1
Amsterdam
— 7 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Eindhoven
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Leeuwarden
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Phoenix

7
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Gasthuis Huisjes (van het vroegere St. Elisabeth's Gasthuis)) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online vacation maker .

Phoenix, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Phoenix to Amsterdam, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in April; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 56°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haarlem, Keukenhof
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Eindhoven

Eindhoven ©
The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eindhoven: Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament (in Meerssen), Margraten (Netherlands American Cemetery & Begraafplaats Margraten) and Beeldentuin Maastricht (in Cadier en Keer). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bottle Distillery, stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery, find something for the whole family at Efteling, and let the kids burn off some steam at Speeltuin Mart Roeffen.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Eindhoven holiday planning website .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Eindhoven takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Eindhoven are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Leeuwarden.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Margraten, Nijmegen, Overloon War Cemetery, Beeldentuin Maastricht, Speeltuin Mart Roeffen
Highlights from your plan
Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
Efteling ©
Efteling
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery

5
nights
Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden ©
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Get out of town with these interesting Leeuwarden side-trips: Het Reestdal (in Balkbrug), IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum) and VR Experience Zwolle (in Zwolle). The adventure continues: explore the activities along The Wadden Sea, get curious at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, identify plant and animal life at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, and ponder the world of politics at Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Leeuwarden vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Eindhoven to Leeuwarden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Eindhoven in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Leeuwarden: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 46°F at night. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), Klooster-wandeling Aduard, Het Reestdal, The Bare Feet Trail
Highlights from your plan
The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden

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