9 days in Holland & Copenhagen Itinerary

9 days in Holland & Copenhagen Itinerary

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9 days in Holland & Copenhagen Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Rotterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Utrecht, Holland
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

1
night
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the striking features of Euromast.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Rotterdam is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Rotterdam at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Utrecht.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Old Church
Highlights from your plan
Euromast ©
Euromast
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©

1
night
Utrecht, Holland

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, contemplate the long history of Dom Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area, admire the striking features of Stadhuis Utrecht, then don't miss a visit to Weerdsluis, and finally look for gifts at Subcultures - Spellenwinkel.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Utrecht trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Utrecht takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites Shopping
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Canals area ©
Canals area
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower
Subcultures - Spellenwinkel ©
Subcultures - Spellenwinkel

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, walk around Vondelpark, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and make a trip to Royal Palace Amsterdam.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam itinerary planner .

Amsterdam is very close to Utrecht. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: laugh and play at Tivoli Gardens, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and take a stroll through Stroeget.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen holiday builder tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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