38 days in Western Europe Itinerary

38 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
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The Hague
— 16 nights
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Amsterdam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam
— 2 nights
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Delft
— 17 nights

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The Hague — 16 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.
Madurodam and Hooglandse Kerk will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Beach Wassenaarseslag and Honden strand Noordwijk. Get out of town with these interesting The Hague side-trips: Noordwijk (Museum Engelandvaarders, Atlantikwall Museum, &more), Leiden (Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, Museum De Lakenhal, &more) and Natural High (in Ouddorp). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Panorama Mesdag, get engrossed in the history at Westlands Museum, see the interesting displays at Louwman Museum The Hague, and take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the The Hague online driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Puerto Rico, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport. In July in The Hague, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Micropia, then explore the activities along Herengracht, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and finally examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip website.

Drive from The Hague to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint Janskerk, explore the landscape on two wheels at Kinderdijk, and then stop by Kop van Zuid. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Huis Sonneveld, examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rotterdam online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Rotterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Delft.
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Delft — 17 nights

Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nieuwe Kerk and Bedevaartskerk H.H. Martelaren van Gorcum. Step out of the city life by going to Strand Rockanje and De Kwade Hoek. Get out of town with these interesting Delft side-trips: Rockanje (Voornes Duin, Museum In Den Halven Maen, &more), Fort 1881 (in Hoek van Holland) and Ouddorp (De Mekkerstee, Museum R.T.M. Ouddorp, &more). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at De Stenen Baak, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria van Jessekerk, examine the collection at Droogdok Jan Blanken, and get engrossed in the history at Het steen.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Delft trip itinerary planning app.

Delft is very close to Rotterdam. In July, daily temperatures in Delft can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C.
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