20 days in Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Helsinki Itinerary

20 days in Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Helsinki Itinerary

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20 days in Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Accra, Ghana
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  7 h 45 min
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Accra, Ghana

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bussloo and het strand van Bergen aan Zee. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Strand Camperduin and De Duif. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, get engrossed in the history at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, and take a stroll through De Negen Straatjes.

Plan my day in Amsterdam using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Accra, Ghana to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Ghana Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Accra in June: highs in Amsterdam hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

het strand van Bergen aan Zee, Het Jonge Schaap, Bussloo, Strand Camperduin
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Bussloo ©
Bussloo
Body Worlds ©
Body Worlds

5
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.
Relax by the water at Oostkapelle Beach and Boulevard van Vlissingen. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vrouwenpolder Beach and Strand Domburg. Get out of town with these interesting Rotterdam side-trips: Museum Speelklok (in Utrecht), Madurodam (in The Hague) and Watersnoodmuseum (in Ouwerkerk). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), make a trip to Witte de Withstraat, and get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam vacation maker tool .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Hague, Delft, Watersnoodmuseum, Boulevard van Vlissingen, Oostkapelle Beach
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Oostkapelle Beach ©
Oostkapelle Beach
Louwman Museum The Hague ©
Louwman Museum The Hague

3
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Linden Esplanade. We've included these beaches for you: Bellevue Beach and Santalahti Nature Trail. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Stromforsin ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rotterdam to Helsinki in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Bellevue Beach, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Amsterdam Museum, take a stroll through De Negen Straatjes, then get curious at Body Worlds, and finally browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): get lost in a book at Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek), hike along Strand Camperduin, and then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Strand Camperduin
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Body Worlds ©
Body Worlds
De Duif ©
De Duif

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