26 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

26 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
1
Callantsoog
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Dwingeloo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Leersum
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Breda
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Amsterdam
— 8 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

4
nights
Callantsoog

Callantsoog ©
Callantsoog is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Take a break from the city and head to IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) and Natuurgebied Zwanenwater. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Kijkduin (Museum and Aquarium) and Molen Kijkduin. Explore Callantsoog's surroundings by going to De Hoge Berg (in Oudeschild), Heiloo (Landgoed Ter Coulster & Heilooer Forest) and Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen Schoorl (in Schoorl). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Noordhollands Duinreservaat, enjoy the sand and surf at het strand van Bergen aan Zee, and trek along Strand Camperduin.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Callantsoog itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Callantsoog is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Callantsoog due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Callantsoog: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dwingeloo.

Things to do in Callantsoog

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Schoorl, Bergen aan Zee, Heiloo, Fort Kijkduin (Museum and Aquarium), De Hoge Berg
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Natuurgebied Zwanenwater ©
Natuurgebied Zwanenwater
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) ©
IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel)
Noordhollands Duinreservaat ©
Noordhollands Duinreservaat

4
nights
Dwingeloo

Dwingeloo ©
Dwingeloo is a town halfway between Meppel and Assen in the Dutch province of Drenthe. Get outdoors at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and Het Reestdal. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum Valse Kunst and D53. Explore Dwingeloo's surroundings by going to Waterloopbos (in Marknesse) and De Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at National park Dwingelderveld. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dwingeloo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Callantsoog to Dwingeloo takes 2 hours. Traveling from Callantsoog in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dwingeloo, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Leersum.

Things to do in Dwingeloo

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sint Jansklooster, Waterloopbos, Museum Valse Kunst, Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld, D53
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Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
National park Dwingelderveld ©
National park Dwingelderveld
Het Reestdal ©
Het Reestdal

3
nights
Leersum

Leersum ©
Leersum is a town in the Dutch province of Utrecht. Step out of the city life by going to Hoge Veluwe National Park and Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand. When in Leersum, make a side trip to see Schaapskooi Ermelo in Ermelo, approximately Ermelo away. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Leersumse Veld.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Leersum trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Dwingeloo to Leersum in 2 hours. In September in Leersum, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Breda.

Things to do in Leersum

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand, Schaapskooi Ermelo, Hoge Veluwe National Park
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Leersumse Veld ©
Leersumse Veld
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug ©
Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug

5
nights
Breda

Breda ©
Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. Get a sense of the local culture at Bizarium and Polski Cmentarz Wojskowy W Bredzie. Get outdoors at Regte Heide & Riels Laag and Strabrechtse Heide. Change things up with these side-trips from Breda: Den Bosch (Grote Kerk Den Bosch, Natuurgebied De Moerputten, &more), Natuurcentrum De Maashorst (in Nistelrode) and Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen (in Nijmegen). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Kampina and meet the residents at Reptile House De Aarde Breda.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Breda online trip maker.

You can drive from Leersum to Breda in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Breda can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Breda

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Den Bosch, Bizarium, Natuurcentrum De Maashorst, Boswachterij Dorst, Regte Heide & Riels Laag
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Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Regte Heide & Riels Laag ©
Regte Heide & Riels Laag

8
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum capture your imagination. Anne Frank House and Willet-Holthuysen Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Duinreservaat Meijendel-Kievietsduin (in Wassenaar), Duinreservaat Castricum (in Castricum) and The Hague (Zandmotor, Widerstandsnest 67 HL, Stichting Atlantikwall Musuem Scheveningen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, explore the galleries of Museum Van Loon, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Breda to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

The Hague, Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, Ronde Hoep Polder, Duinreservaat Meijendel-Kievietsduin, Duinreservaat Castricum
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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