13 days in The Netherlands & United Kingdom Itinerary

13 days in The Netherlands & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  15 min
2
Delft, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Train:  30 min
3
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
5
Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Bus:  30 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
8
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
9
York, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Train:  2 h
10
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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The Hague, The Netherlands

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chinatown, Vredespaleis, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), and other attractions you added. On the 1st (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), then ponder the world of politics at Vredespaleis, and then make a trip to Chinatown. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Haagse Markt, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, then enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast, then don't miss a visit to Witte de Withstraat, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our The Hague trip maker app.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for Delft.

Things to do in The Hague

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rotterdam, World Heritage Kinderdijk
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Markthal ©
Markthal
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Vredespaleis ©
Vredespaleis

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Delft, The Netherlands

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oostpoort, City Hall and Markt. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Markt, then make a trip to City Hall, and then appreciate the history behind Oostpoort.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Delft holiday planning tool.

Delft is just a stone's throw from The Hague. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to The Hague.
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Markt ©
Markt
Oostpoort ©
Oostpoort
City Hall
City Hall

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night
The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©
You've now added Scheveningen Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Scheveningen Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our The Hague road trip planning app.

The Hague is just a stone's throw from Delft. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Scheveningen Beach ©
Scheveningen Beach
Panorama Mesdag ©
Panorama Mesdag

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Leidseplein, The Jordaan and Red Light District. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take a stroll through Leidseplein, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then visit Red Light District.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from The Hague to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Leidseplein
Leidseplein
Red Light District ©
Red Light District

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Haarlem, The Netherlands

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Teylers Hofje, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) and Molen De Adriaan Museum. On the 5th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), admire the landmark architecture of Molen De Adriaan Museum, then steep yourself in history at Hofjeswandeling in Haarlem, then stroll around Haarlemmerhout, and finally admire the striking features of Teylers Hofje.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Haarlem trip itinerary maker site.

Haarlem is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. January in Haarlem sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites Parks
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Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)
Molen De Adriaan Museum ©
Molen De Adriaan Museum

1
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
OBA Library of Amsterdam has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): browse the collection at OBA Library of Amsterdam.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker website.

Amsterdam is just a stone's throw from Haarlem. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for London.
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OBA Library of Amsterdam ©
OBA Library of Amsterdam

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You've added Trafalgar Square, Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Big Ben and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, deepen your understanding at Balliol College, admire the landmark architecture of Bodleian Library, admire the landmark architecture of Radcliffe Camera, then learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitt Rivers Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oxford trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from London to Oxford in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Oxford are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums Historic Sites
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Pitt Rivers Museum ©
Pitt Rivers Museum
Bodleian Library ©
Bodleian Library
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 9th (Wed), wander the streets of York Shambles, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

Before you visit York, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Oxford to York in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in York can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Tower of London has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Churchill War Rooms, brush up on your military savvy at Imperial War Museums, and then admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London holiday maker tool.

You can take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament

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