22 days in Benelux Itinerary

22 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Schiphol
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Schiphol
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam
— 4 nights
Drive
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Schagen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Giethoorn
— 1 night
Drive
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Assen
— 1 night
Drive
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Diever
— 1 night
Drive
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Dieren
— 1 night
Drive
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Maastricht
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam
— 3 nights
Drive
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The Hague
— 3 nights
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Schiphol

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Korenmolen De Hoop and then contemplate the waterfront views at Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Schiphol driving holiday planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Schiphol is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Schiphol is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in July, things will get a bit warmer in Schiphol: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Schiphol

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Amsterdam

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

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, don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, shop like a local with Leidseplein, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning site.

Amsterdam is just a stone's throw from Schiphol. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Schagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Schagen

— 3 nights
Schagen is a city and municipality in the northwestern Netherlands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Schagen: Museummolen Schermer (in Schermerhorn) and Den Helder (De Helderse Vallei & Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Callantsoog Beach, get to know the resident critters at Landgoed Hoenderdaell, stroll through Strand Camperduin, and don't miss a visit to Grote Sint Laurenskerk.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Schagen vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Schagen takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Schagen

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Giethoorn

— 1 night
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Giethoorn trip planner.

Drive from Schagen to Giethoorn in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Giethoorn are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Assen.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Assen

— 1 night
Assen is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands, and is the capital of the province of Drenthe. On the 31st (Mon), head outdoors with Tt Circuit Assen, bet on your favorite at TT Races, then find something for the whole family at Drouwenerzand Attractiepark, and finally make a trip to Jacobuskerk.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Assen day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Giethoorn to Assen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Assen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Diever.

Things to do in Assen

Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Diever

— 1 night
Diever is a village in the Dutch province of Drenthe. On the 1st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Thee Huys, identify plant and animal life at Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld, then identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied Holtingerveld, and finally make a trip to Onderduikershol Diever.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Diever trip maker site.

Getting from Assen to Diever by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Dieren.

Things to do in Diever

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dieren

— 1 night
Dieren is a town in the eastern Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll the grounds of Nationaal Ereveld Loenen, let the kids burn off some steam at Spelerij, then admire the masterpieces at Toy Gallery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery Rodenburg.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dieren tour app.

Getting from Diever to Dieren by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Dieren are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Maastricht.

Things to do in Dieren

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Maastricht

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Kasteeltuin Oud-Valkenburg, then take in nature's colorful creations at Beeldentuin Maastricht, then don't miss a visit to Vrijthof, and finally make a trip to Cesart. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, admire the striking features of Kapel in 't Zand, snap pictures at Meanderende Swalm in het Groenewoud, then admire the landmark architecture of Kasteel De Keverberg, and finally make a trip to St. Martinuskerk.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maastricht trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Dieren to Maastricht by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Rotterdam

— 3 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

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. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, make a trip to City Hall, enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rotterdam tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Maastricht to Rotterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to The Hague.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Hague

— 3 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
On the 8th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), then view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then make a trip to Saturday Flea Market, and finally walk around Delftse Hout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Beestenmarkt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria van Jessekerk, make a trip to Markt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, then make a trip to Molen de Roos, and finally wander the streets of Agnetapark.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our The Hague trip planner.

Getting from Rotterdam to The Hague by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in The Hague

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Drenthe Province travel guide

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Zoos · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites