17 days in Holland Itinerary

17 days in Holland Itinerary

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17 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Utrecht
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Amsterdam
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h
3
The Hague
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Rotterdam
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

2
nights
Utrecht

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canals area and Sint Willibrordkerk. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Dom Tower, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Museum Catharijneconvent, and appreciate the history behind Jan VI van Nassau-Dillenburg (Jan de Oude).

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Utrecht trip itinerary maker .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Utrecht is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, expect nights in Utrecht to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Canals area ©
Canals area
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower
Walking tours

6
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zaanse Schans and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Change things up with a short trip to Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, browse the collection at OBA Library of Amsterdam, and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

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Amsterdam is very close to Utrecht. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a bus to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Nature

Side Trips

Zuiderzeemuseum, Zaanse Schans
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Food Tours
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

2
nights
The Hague

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Madurodam and National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden). Step out of The Hague with an excursion to The Flower Bulb Region in Lisse--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to Wall Poems of Leiden.

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Traveling by bus from Amsterdam to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Leiden, The Flower Bulb Region
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Madurodam ©
Madurodam
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Deltawerken Oosterschelde and Wereldmuseum. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Huis Sonneveld, deepen your understanding at Miniworld Rotterdam, and wander the streets of Kop van Zuid.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Rotterdam road trip tool .

Rotterdam is just a stone's throw from The Hague. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gouda, Deltawerken Oosterschelde
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Walking tours
Deltawerken Oosterschelde ©
Deltawerken Oosterschelde
Het Park ©
Het Park

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