17 days in Benelux Itinerary

17 days in Benelux Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Netherlands trip itinerary maker

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Alkmaar
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Alkmaar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam
— 2 nights
Drive
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The Hague
— 2 nights
Drive
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Delft
— 2 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Seoul

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Alkmaar

— 4 nights
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Get out of town with these interesting Alkmaar side-trips: 'T Keetje (in Lutjebroek), Eise Eisinga Planetarium (in Franeker) and IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) (in Makkum). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Marinemuseum, examine the collection at Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw, identify plant and animal life at Noordhollands Duinreservaat, and bet on your favorite at Acon Dirt Track Racing.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alkmaar tour itinerary builder site.

Seoul, South Korea to Alkmaar is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Seoul to Alkmaar, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seoul in September, things will get a bit cooler in Alkmaar: highs are around 21°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Amsterdam

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Alkmaar to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rotterdam

— 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

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 12th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the views from Erasmus Bridge, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kijk-Kubus, then find something for the whole family at Efteling, and then stroll around Het Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rotterdam holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Tours · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

The Hague

— 2 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Madurodam, get a sense of history and politics at Peace Palace, and then ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights). On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Van Kleef & Zoon, then take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and then get a dose of the wild on Verita's Visit.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read The Hague itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Rotterdam to The Hague in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Delft.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Delft

— 2 nights
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, then stop by The Blue Tulip, and finally cruise along Tour Delft - Private Tours. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Hot Spot Doelenplein Delft, see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, and then contemplate the waterfront views at De Kwade Hoek.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Delft travel planner.

Delft is just a stone's throw from The Hague. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Delft

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trip