8 days in Friesland Province Itinerary

8 days in Friesland Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Friesland Province trip itinerary planner

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Leeuwarden
— 3 nights
Bus to Holwerd, Veerdam, Ferry to Terschelling
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Terschelling
— 2 nights
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Stavoren
— 2 nights
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Leeuwarden

— 3 nights
Leeuwarden, Stadsfries: Liwwadden) is a city and municipality with a population of 108,249 in Friesland in the Netherlands. Bring the kids along to Eise Eisinga Planetarium and Emmakade Antiek. Change things up with these side-trips from Leeuwarden: IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum), Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605 (in Sneek) and Franeker City Hall (in Franeker). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Blokhuispoort, ponder the world of politics at Provincial House (Provinciehuis), sample the fine beverages at Weduwe Joustra, and take in the waterfront at Port of Harlingen.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Leeuwarden day trip planner.

Amsterdam to Leeuwarden is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Leeuwarden

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Terschelling

— 2 nights
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, then have fun and explore at Museum 't Behouden Huys, then stroll through Groene strand, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Vuurtoren Brandaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Bunkers Terschelling, get lost in a book at Bibliotheek Terschelling, then look for gifts at De Boekenboer, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Terschelling vacation site.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Leeuwarden to Terschelling takes 11 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stavoren.

Things to do in Terschelling

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Stavoren

— 2 nights
Stavoren, is a small town on the coast of the IJsselmeer, about 5 km south of Hindeloopen.OverviewThe historical Stavoren was granted city rights between 1060 and 1067, making it the oldest city in Friesland. On the 13th (Sat), make a trip to Galerie Terbeek and then let the kids burn off some steam at Sprookjeswonderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Afsluitdijk Wadden Center, see the interesting displays at Kazemattenmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Gertrudiskerk, then take an in-depth tour of Jopie Huisman Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grote Kerk van Hindeloopen.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Stavoren travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Terschelling to Stavoren in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Stavoren can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stavoren

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Friesland Province travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · History Museums