60 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 10 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
3
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 8 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Breda, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Rosmalen, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
7
Venlo, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
8
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
9
Arnhem, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
10
Zutphen, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Bad Bentheim, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
12
Ibbenbueren, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Duisburg, Germany
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
14
Frankfurt, Germany
— 9 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
15
Lome, Togo
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
16
Haugesund, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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10
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.
Van Gogh Museum and Madame Tussauds Amsterdam will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, De Vishal, &more), Westeinderplassen (in Aalsmeer) and Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee (in Bloemendaal). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, stop by Red Light District, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the galleries of Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Utrecht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Haarlem, Westeinderplassen, Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee, Ouderkerkerplas
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk.

You can plan Utrecht trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Utrecht is very close to Amsterdam. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to The Hague.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk ©
St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk

8
nights
The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and museum Beelden aan Zee. Madurodam and Nieuwe Kerk will appeal to history buffs. Explore The Hague's surroundings by going to Nature Reserve de Manteling (in Domburg) and Rotterdam (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen & Euromast). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, browse the exhibits of Panorama Mesdag, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, and admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace).

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the The Hague travel route planner.

Take a train from Utrecht to The Hague in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in The Hague sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Breda.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Delft, Rotterdam, Nature Reserve de Manteling
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Madurodam ©
Madurodam
Old Church ©
Old Church

1
night
Breda, The Netherlands

Breda ©
Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): kick back and relax at Belcrum Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Breda itinerary maker.

You can take a train from The Hague to Breda in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Breda are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rosmalen.

Things to do in Breda

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Belcrum Beach ©
Belcrum Beach

1
night
Rosmalen, The Netherlands

Rosmalen
Rosmalen is a town in the province of North Brabant, in the south of the Netherlands. On the 22nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rosmalen trip planner.

Getting from Breda to Rosmalen by car takes about an hour. In January, daytime highs in Rosmalen are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Rosmalen

Nature Parks

Side Trip

National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen

1
night
Den Bosch, The Netherlands

Den Bosch ©
The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
On the 23rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Jeroen Bosch Huis ('t Root Cruijs).

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Den Bosch trip itinerary planning tool.

Den Bosch is just a short distance from Rosmalen. In January in Den Bosch, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Venlo.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jeroen Bosch Huis ('t Root Cruijs) ©
Jeroen Bosch Huis ('t Root Cruijs)

4
nights
Venlo, The Netherlands

Venlo ©
Venlo is a municipality and a city in the southeastern Netherlands, near the German border. Museum De Locht and Kasteel Montfort will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Netherlands American Cemetery and Rijksmonument Joriskerk Venlo. Get out of town with these interesting Venlo side-trips: Kerkrade (GaiaZOO & Gamestate), Molen De Grauwe Beer (in Beesel) and Sint Annamolen Keent (in Weert). There's much more to do: pedal to the sights with Solextochten Roermond, have fun at Stadium De Koel, admire the striking features of Kasteel De Keverberg, and stroll around Drielandenpunt.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venlo trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Den Bosch to Venlo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Nijmegen.

Things to do in Venlo

Shopping Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kerkrade, Roermond, Molen De Grauwe Beer, Netherlands American Cemetery, Kasteel De Keverberg
Highlights from your plan
Designer Outlet Roermond ©
Designer Outlet Roermond
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Museum De Locht ©
Museum De Locht

1
night
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Nijmegen ©
Nijmegen, historically anglicized as Nimeguen, is a municipality and a city in the Dutch province of Gelderland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stevenskerk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nijmegen online itinerary maker.

Take a train from Venlo to Nijmegen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Nijmegen sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Arnhem.

Things to do in Nijmegen

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stevenskerk ©
Stevenskerk

1
night
Arnhem, The Netherlands

Arnhem ©
Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery and then walk around Park Sonsbeek.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Arnhem trip itinerary planning website.

Arnhem is very close to Nijmegen. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Zutphen.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Airborne Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Park Sonsbeek ©
Park Sonsbeek
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

3
nights
Zutphen, The Netherlands

Zutphen ©
Zutphen is a city in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kroller-Muller Museum and Sallands Landbouwmuseum De Laarman. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Airborne Cemetery and Zaadmarkt Zutphen-Rijksmonument woonhuis Het Bolwerck uit 1549. Explore Zutphen's surroundings by going to Het Reestdal (in Balkbrug), Kootwijkerzand (in Kootwijk) and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster).

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zutphen travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Arnhem to Zutphen takes an hour. In January in Zutphen, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Bad Bentheim.

Things to do in Zutphen

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kroller-Muller Museum, Airborne Cemetery, Sallands Landbouwmuseum De Laarman, Het Reestdal, Kootwijkerzand
Highlights from your plan
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

3
nights
Bad Bentheim, Germany

Bad Bentheim ©
Bad Bentheim is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany in the district of Grafschaft Bentheim on the borders of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Netherlands roughly 15 km south of Nordhorn and 20 km northeast of Enschede. Museum-lovers will appreciate Moormuseum Gross Hesepe and Sandsteinmuseum. Get some historical perspective at Ludgerusdom and Schloss Steinfurt. Explore Bad Bentheim's surroundings by going to Wassermuhle der Herrlichkeit Lage (in Neuenhaus), Stift Wietmarschen (in Wietmarschen) and Bronzezeithof (in Uelsen). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gerleve Abbey, get curious at Erdol-Erdgas-Museum Twist, look for gifts at Van Benthem - Gilde Sfeer Saison Deko, and don't miss a visit to Burg Bentheim.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bad Bentheim trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Zutphen to Bad Bentheim takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ibbenbueren.

Things to do in Bad Bentheim

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Billerbeck, Reformed Evangelical Church, Wassermuhle der Herrlichkeit Lage, Stift Wietmarschen, Moormuseum Gross Hesepe
Highlights from your plan
Bronzezeithof ©
Bronzezeithof
Ludgerusdom ©
Ludgerusdom
Stift Wietmarschen ©
Stift Wietmarschen

4
nights
Ibbenbueren, Germany

Ibbenbueren ©
Paderborn Cathedral (Dom zu Paderborn) and Schloss Nordkirchen will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hameln Old Town and Kreismuseum Wewelsburg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ibbenbueren: Kloster Loccum (in Rehburg-Loccum), St. Johannes (in Harsewinkel) and Benteler Arena (in Paderborn).

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ibbenbueren sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bad Bentheim to Ibbenbueren in an hour. February in Ibbenbueren sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Duisburg.

Things to do in Ibbenbueren

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paderborn, Kreismuseum Wewelsburg, St. Laurentius Pfarrkirche, Kloster Loccum, Storchenpflegestation Wesermarsch
Highlights from your plan
Huecker Moor ©
Huecker Moor
Storchenpflegestation Wesermarsch ©
Storchenpflegestation Wesermarsch
Schloss Nordkirchen ©
Schloss Nordkirchen

7
nights
Duisburg, Germany

Duisburg ©
A major center of the steel industry in Germany’s Ruhr region, Duisburg is also a major center of higher education, the performing arts, and sports.
Popular historic sites such as Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen and Burg Altena are in your itinerary. Schloss Drachenburg and Burg Hardenstein are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall (in Witten), Veltins Arena (in Gelsenkirchen) and Botanischer Garten (in Bochum). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Burg, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Drachenfels, steep yourself in history at Villa Hammerschmidt, and admire the striking features of Apollinariskirche.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Duisburg vacation tool.

You can drive from Ibbenbueren to Duisburg in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Duisburg

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Essen, Bonn, Witten, Koenigswinter, Playpaintball Jungle
Highlights from your plan
Panarbora ©
Panarbora
Burg Altena ©
Burg Altena

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nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Visit Würzburg Residence and Neumuenster for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Fortress Marienberg and Stationsweg Nikolausberg. Venture out of the city with trips to Neroberg (in Wiesbaden), Wasserkuppe (in Gersfeld) and Wurzburg (St. Peter, St. Michael Kirche, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, explore the ancient world of Messel Pit Fossil Site, steep yourself in history at Goethe House, and identify plant and animal life at MainAppelHaus Lohrberg Streuobstzentrum e.V..

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt online trip planner.

Take a train from Duisburg to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lome.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Neroberg, Wasserkuppe, Messel Pit Fossil Site
Highlights from your plan
Neroberg ©
Neroberg
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

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nights
Lome, Togo

Lome ©
Sometimes called the Pearl of West Africa, Lome contains a cheerful spirit shown through its bustling street markets where both locals and visitors meet on a regular basis.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tamberma Villages and Lome Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to O Lodge in Agbodrafo (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Club Hippique du Togo, hunt for treasures at Grand Marche, appreciate the history behind Monument de l'Independance, and get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Congres.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lome day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Frankfurt to Lome with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Lome. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in February: high temperatures in Lome hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Haugesund.

Things to do in Lome

Shopping Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

O Lodge
Highlights from your plan
Grand Marche ©
Grand Marche
Tamberma Villages ©
Tamberma Villages
Lome Cathedral ©
Lome Cathedral

1
night
Haugesund, Norway

Haugesund ©
is a town and municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Vigsnes Mining Museum and then admire the striking features of Haugesund Town Hall.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Haugesund vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Lome to Haugesund with the Route module. Traveling from Lome to Haugesund, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, Haugesund is cooler than Lome - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Haugesund

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Avaldsnes
Highlights from your plan
Haugesund Town Hall ©
Haugesund Town Hall

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