23 days in Friesland Province Itinerary

23 days in Friesland Province Itinerary

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23 days in Friesland Province Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  18 h
1
Terschelling
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h
2
Vlieland
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h 15 min
3
Hollum, Ameland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Franeker
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Lemmer
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Appelscha
— 4 nights
Travel:  3 h 30 min
7
Schiermonnikoog
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Terschelling

Terschelling ©
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Terschelling is known for museums, nightlife, childrens museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, see the interesting displays at Wrakkenmuseum, take some stellar pictures from Bunkers Terschelling, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Terschelling travel route planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Terschelling is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Terschelling, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Cape Town in April: highs in Terschelling hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Vlieland.

Things to do in Terschelling

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Groene strand ©
Groene strand
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat ©
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat
Wrakkenmuseum ©
Wrakkenmuseum

2
nights
Vlieland

Vlieland
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Vuurtoren Vlieland and then get your game on at Midgetgolfbaan El Dorado.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vlieland trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Terschelling to Vlieland with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will leave for Hollum on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Vlieland

Fun & Games Historic Sites

3
nights
Hollum, Ameland

Hollum ©
Hollum is a Dutch village on Ameland, one of the West Frisian Islands. Hollum is known for museums and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Vuurtoren Ameland, sample the tasty concoctions at Amelander Bierbrouwerij, see the interesting displays at Nobels Nostalgisch Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Bunkermuseum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hollum trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vlieland to Hollum. In April, daytime highs in Hollum are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Franeker.

Things to do in Hollum

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Ballum, Amelander Musea
Highlights from your plan
Amelander Musea ©
Amelander Musea
Vuurtoren Ameland ©
Vuurtoren Ameland
Abraham Fock ©
Abraham Fock

3
nights
Franeker

Franeker ©
Franeker is one of the eleven historical cities of Friesland and capital of the municipality of Franekeradeel. Explore Franeker's surroundings by going to Jopie Huisman Museum (in Workum), Museum Belvedere (in Heerenveen) and First Frisian Icescating Museum (in Hindeloopen). The adventure continues: engage your brain at Eise Eisinga Planetarium, see the interesting displays at Het Hannemahuis, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613, and take in the waterfront at Port of Harlingen.

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You can drive from Hollum to Franeker in 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Franeker when traveling from Hollum in April, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Lemmer.

Things to do in Franeker

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sneek, Harlingen, Kazemattenmuseum, Jopie Huisman Museum, First Frisian Icescating Museum
Highlights from your plan
Eise Eisinga Planetarium ©
Eise Eisinga Planetarium
Port of Harlingen ©
Port of Harlingen
Museum Martena ©
Museum Martena

3
nights
Lemmer

Lemmer ©
Lemmer is a town in the municipality of De Friese Meren (province of Friesland), in the Netherlands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lemmer: St. Gertrudiskerk (in Workum), IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum) and Hindeloopen (Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen & Museum Hindeloopen). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal, take a leisurely stroll along Lemmer Kanaal, admire all the interesting features of Abe Lenstra Stadion, and make a trip to Galerie Terbeek.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lemmer planning website .

Traveling by car from Franeker to Lemmer takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Appelscha.

Things to do in Lemmer

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hindeloopen, St. Gertrudiskerk, Galerie Terbeek, IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), Abe Lenstra Stadion
Highlights from your plan
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
St. Gertrudiskerk ©
St. Gertrudiskerk

4
nights
Appelscha

Appelscha ©
Appelscha is a village in the municipality of Ooststellingwerf in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. Get out of town with these interesting Appelscha side-trips: Museum Joure (in Joure), Molen Windlust (in Noordwolde) and Leeuwarden (Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, Blokhuispoort, & more). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at National Park Drents-Friese Wold. There's more to do: explore the activities along The Wadden Sea.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Appelscha online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lemmer to Appelscha takes an hour. In April in Appelscha, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in Appelscha

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Leeuwarden, The Wadden Sea, Molen Windlust, Museum Joure
Highlights from your plan
Fries Museum ©
Fries Museum
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden ©
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden
The Wadden Sea ©
The Wadden Sea

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nights
Schiermonnikoog

Schiermonnikoog ©
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Schiermonnikoog is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog, steep yourself in history at Bunker Wassermann, trek along Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, and make a trip to Gallery Ogygia.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Schiermonnikoog online trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Appelscha to Schiermonnikoog with the Route module. Traveling from Appelscha in April, you will find days in Schiermonnikoog are little chillier (11°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (7°C). On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog ©
Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog
Vredenhof ©
Vredenhof
Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad ©
Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad