13 days in Friesland Province Itinerary

13 days in Friesland Province Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Schiermonnikoog
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h
2
Terschelling
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Ballum, Ameland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Dokkum
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Makkum
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Schiermonnikoog

Schiermonnikoog ©
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): hike along Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, see the interesting displays at Shellmuseum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oosterstrand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): head off the coast to Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog, learn about all things military at Bunkermuseum Schlei, stroll the grounds of Vredenhof, thendon't miss a visit to Gallery Ogygia, and finally view the masterpieces at Hijrre Pottenbakkerij.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Schiermonnikoog trip site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Schiermonnikoog is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Schiermonnikoog due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Schiermonnikoog, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad ©
Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad
Vredenhof ©
Vredenhof
Oosterstrand ©
Oosterstrand

3
nights
Terschelling

Terschelling ©
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vuurtoren Brandaris and Bunkers Terschelling. Get outdoors at Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat and Terschelling Eilandtuks. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling, examine the collection at Wrakkenmuseum, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum 't Behouden Huys, and look for all kinds of wild species at Noordkaap Nederland.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Terschelling holiday maker site.

Explore your travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Terschelling with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ballum.

Things to do in Terschelling

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling ©
Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat ©
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat
Vuurtoren Brandaris ©
Vuurtoren Brandaris

2
nights
Ballum, Ameland

Ballum ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stop by Kaasboerderij Ameland, thensee the interesting displays at Nobels Nostalgisch Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Cultuurhistorisch museum Sorgdrager, and finally see the interesting displays at Abraham Fock.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballum attractions planning tool.

Getting from Terschelling to Ballum by car takes about 4.5 hours. July in Ballum sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Dokkum.

Things to do in Ballum

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Hollum
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Nobels Nostalgisch Museum ©
Nobels Nostalgisch Museum
Abraham Fock ©
Abraham Fock
Cultuurhistorisch museum Sorgdrager ©
Cultuurhistorisch museum Sorgdrager

2
nights
Dokkum

Dokkum ©
Dokkum is a Dutch fortified town in the municipality of Dongeradeel in the province of Friesland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Poptaslot/Heringastate, examine the collection at Museum de Grutterswinkel, thenget engrossed in the history at Museum Dokkum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museum klooster Claercamp. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Groene Ster Leeuwarden and then admire the natural beauty at De Kruidhof Hortus van Friesland.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dokkum trip tool.

Drive from Ballum to Dokkum in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Makkum.

Things to do in Dokkum

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leeuwarden, De Kruidhof Hortus van Friesland, Museum klooster Claercamp, Poptaslot/Heringastate
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Poptaslot/Heringastate ©
Poptaslot/Heringastate
Museum Dokkum ©
Museum Dokkum
Museum de Grutterswinkel ©
Museum de Grutterswinkel

1
night
Makkum

Makkum ©
On the 22nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museum Martena, examine the collection at Het Hannemahuis, and then examine the collection at Kazemattenmuseum. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with De haan watersport and then get outside with Boat rental Ouweseun.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Makkum driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Dokkum to Makkum takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Makkum

Transportation Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Harlingen, De haan watersport, Museum Martena, Kazemattenmuseum
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De haan watersport ©
De haan watersport
Kazemattenmuseum ©
Kazemattenmuseum
Museum Martena ©
Museum Martena