15 days in Holland Itinerary

15 days in Holland Itinerary

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15 days in Holland Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
2
Utrecht
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Gouda
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Rotterdam
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

5
nights
Amsterdam

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and ARTIS. Step out of the city life by going to Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and Flagship Amsterdam. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen Schoorl (in Schoorl) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), get to know the fascinating history of Brouwersgracht, and see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel itinerary planner .

Charlotte, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In April, Amsterdam is little chillier than Charlotte - with highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Utrecht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Frans Hals Museum, Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen Schoorl
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Utrecht

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): choose your vessel at Lekkerbootjevaren.nl, take a peaceful walk through Hoorneboegse Heide, and then take a memorable tour with Greenjoy Boat Rental Utrecht. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: choose your vessel at Grachtenvaarders, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amersfoort Zoo, and then contemplate the long history of Koppelpoort.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Utrecht using our trip planner.

Utrecht is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. April in Utrecht sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Gouda.

Things to do in Utrecht

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Amersfoort, Hoorneboegse Heide
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Hoorneboegse Heide ©
Hoorneboegse Heide
Koppelpoort ©
Koppelpoort
Greenjoy Boat Rental Utrecht ©
Greenjoy Boat Rental Utrecht

1
night
Gouda

Gouda ©
Gouda is a municipality and city in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands. On the 15th (Mon), tee off at Golfbaan Bentwoud and then trek along Goudse Hout.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gouda online route planner .

Gouda is just a short distance from Utrecht. In April, daily temperatures in Gouda can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Gouda

Outdoors Golf Wildlife

Side Trip

Golfbaan Bentwoud
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Goudse Hout ©
Goudse Hout
Golfbaan Bentwoud ©
Golfbaan Bentwoud

5
nights
Rotterdam

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.
UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk and Old Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Oostkapelle Beach and Vrouwenpolder Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Rotterdam side-trips: Nature Reserve de Manteling (in Domburg), Vlissingen (Boulevard van Vlissingen & Badstrand) and Angelteich Vroonplas (in Renesse). It doesn't end there: meet the residents at Rotterdam Zoo and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rotterdam trip builder app .

Rotterdam is just a stone's throw from Gouda. In April, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Delft, Vlissingen, Nature Reserve de Manteling, Angelteich Vroonplas, Oostkapelle Beach
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World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk
Oostkapelle Beach ©
Oostkapelle Beach

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