32 days in The Netherlands & Ethiopia Itinerary

32 days in The Netherlands & Ethiopia Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Addis Ababa
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 8 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Vlissingen
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Vlissingen, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Drive
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 7 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.
Attractions like Van Gogh Museum and ARTIS make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more), Delft (City Hall, Maria van Jessekerk, &more) and Haarlem (Grote Markt, Beeld Laurens Janszoon Coster, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, wander the streets of Leidseplein, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

— 5 nights
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Attractions like Kinderparadijs Malkenschoten and Avonturenpark Hellendoorn make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Apeldoorn's surroundings by going to Drouwen (Drouwenerzand Attractiepark & D20), Airborne Cemetery (in Oosterbeek) and Apple Museum Nederland (in Westerbork). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Klimbos Veluwe, see the interesting displays at Gerrit Valk's Bakkerij- en IJsmuseum, meet the residents at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, and brush up on your military savvy at Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Apeldoorn sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Apeldoorn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Apeldoorn, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

— 8 nights

City of Humans

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walking tours and Horseback Riding Tours. Spend the 31st (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Sabegn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and have fun at Bob & Bongo's.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Apeldoorn to Addis Ababa. The time zone difference when traveling from Apeldoorn to Addis Ababa is 2 hours. July in Addis Ababa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Vlissingen.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Vlissingen, The Netherlands

— 5 nights
Vlissingen is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren. Kids will enjoy Nollebos and Badstrand. Explore Vlissingen's surroundings by going to De Onderneming (in Wissenkerke), Bizarium (in Sluis) and Groede podium, speel- en infopark (in Groede). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Oostkapelle Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Zuidhavenpoort Zierikzee, admire the natural beauty at Juust Wa'k Wou, and see the interesting displays at Stoomtrein Goes-Borsele.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vlissingen journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Addis Ababa to Vlissingen. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Vlissingen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Maastricht.

Things to do in Vlissingen

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Maastricht, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Get out of town with these interesting Maastricht side-trips: St. Martinuskerk (in Venlo), St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) (in Thorn) and GaiaZOO (in Kerkrade). The adventure continues: make a trip to Cesart, take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, admire the natural beauty at Kasteeltuin Oud-Valkenburg, and admire the landmark architecture of Hoofdwacht.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maastricht trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vlissingen to Maastricht takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands

— 3 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. Attractions like Efteling and Mint Fashion Store make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Kaatsheuvel side-trips: National Park De Biesbosch (in Drimmelen), Het Bossche Kwartier (in Den Bosch) and Alpaca farm River Forelands (in Wamel). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safaripark Beekse Bergen.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaatsheuvel holiday site.

Drive from Maastricht to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kaatsheuvel can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Ethiopia travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · National Parks · Ruins
Abyssinia
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia was the only African nation not to fall under colonial control. The continued independence left the country with a wealth of undisturbed historical sites and cultural practices--reasons enough to plan a vacation in Ethiopia. Ancient ruins, hill tribes, wild forest areas, gushing rivers, and depressions filled with active volcanoes represent just some of the many Ethiopia attractions worthy of your attention.