37 days in Western Europe Itinerary

37 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip planner
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Amsterdam
— 6 nights
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Haarlem
— 7 nights
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The Hague
— 5 nights
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Rotterdam
— 6 nights
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Utrecht
— 5 nights
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Giethoorn
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam
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Amsterdam — 6 nights

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, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in July: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Haarlem.
Museums · Shopping · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:

Haarlem — 7 nights

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Venture out of the city with trips to Acon Dirt Track Racing (in Sint Maarten), Callantsoog Beach (in Callantsoog) and Strand Camperduin (in Schoorl). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Kennemerduinen an der Nordsee. The adventure continues: stroll through Zandvoort aan Zee, stroll around Velserbeek, admire the landmark architecture of Museumhuis Beeckestijn, and take in the pleasant sights at Kaeskoppenstad.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Haarlem trip planning site.

Haarlem is just a short distance from Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to The Hague.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 5:

The Hague — 5 nights

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.
The Hague is known for museums, sightseeing, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Markt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria van Jessekerk, view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and walk around Vakantiepark Delftse Hout.

Discover how to plan a The Hague trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Haarlem to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rotterdam.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 10:

Rotterdam — 6 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rotterdam: Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel), Ginnekenmarkt (in Breda) and Stoomtrein Goes-Borsele (in Goes). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at National Park De Biesbosch. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Euromast, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam trip builder app.

Getting from The Hague to Rotterdam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Utrecht.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Scenic Drive
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 16:

Utrecht — 5 nights

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Explore Utrecht's surroundings by going to Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk), Otterlo (Oerrr op het Mosselse Zand & Kroller-Muller Museum) and Oosterbeek (Landgoed Mariendaal & Airborne Cemetery). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Hoge Veluwe National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to St. Martinuskerk, stroll through Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen, sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, and get to know the fascinating history of De Zeven Steegjes van Utrecht.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Utrecht day trip app.

Drive from Rotterdam to Utrecht in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Utrecht sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Giethoorn.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
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Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:

Giethoorn — 6 nights

Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Venture out of the city with trips to IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum), Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605 (in Sneek) and Eise Eisinga Planetarium (in Franeker). Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at De Weerribben National Park. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with Diveworld, stroll the grounds of Holten Canadian War Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied Holtingerveld, and don't miss a visit to Jacobuskerk.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Giethoorn trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Utrecht to Giethoorn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Giethoorn are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 27:

Amsterdam — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam vacation maker app.

You can drive from Giethoorn to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28: