12 days in Germany & Copenhagen Itinerary

12 days in Germany & Copenhagen Itinerary

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12 days in Germany & Copenhagen Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  20​h
1
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Harrislee, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Glucksburg, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Schleswig, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Hamburg, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  20​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

1
night
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 23rd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Hamburger Kunsthalle, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Auction Hall and Market, and then wander the streets of Reeperbahn.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Hamburg trip site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Hamburg is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in March, with highs in Hamburg at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Harrislee.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg
Reeperbahn ©
Reeperbahn
Hamburger Fischmarkt ©
Hamburger Fischmarkt

5
nights
Harrislee, Germany

Harrislee ©
Harrislee is a municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Museum-lovers will get to explore Nolde Stiftung Seebuell and KZ-Gedenk- und Begegnungsstatte. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Industriemuseum Kupfermuhle and Oomrang Hus Museum. Take a break from Harrislee with a short trip to Lembecksburg in Borgsum, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Der Museumsberg, browse the different shops at Scandinavian Park, and get your game on at Mr. Scandis Funpark.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Harrislee holiday maker .

You can drive from Hamburg to Harrislee in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Harrislee can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. You will leave for Copenhagen on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Harrislee

Museums Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Handewitt, Der Museumsberg, KZ-Gedenk- und Begegnungsstatte, Oomrang Hus Museum, Nolde Stiftung Seebuell
Highlights from your plan
Nolde Stiftung Seebuell ©
Nolde Stiftung Seebuell
Oomrang Hus Museum ©
Oomrang Hus Museum
Der Museumsberg ©
Der Museumsberg

few
hours
Glucksburg, Germany

Glucksburg
Glücksburg is a small town in the district Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.It is situated on the south side of the Flensborg Fjord, an inlet of the Baltic Sea, approx. To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Glucksburg trip itinerary builder site .

Glucksburg is just a stone's throw from Harrislee. In March in Glucksburg, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), you're off toCopenhagen.

Things to do in Glucksburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Denmark and Amalienborg. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Denmark and Church of Our Saviour. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, don't miss a visit to Stroeget, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copenhagen Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Rosenborg Castle.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen journey maker app .

Getting from Glucksburg to Copenhagen by car takes about 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Schleswig.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

1
night
Schleswig, Germany

Schleswig ©
Schleswig is a town in the northeastern part of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Viking Museum Haithabu (Wikinger Museum), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Gottorf, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom).

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Schleswig route planner .

Getting from Copenhagen to Schleswig by car takes about 4 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Schleswig

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Gottorf ©
Schloss Gottorf
Viking Museum Haithabu ©
Viking Museum Haithabu

few
hours
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg
For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hamburg trip planner .

Drive from Schleswig to Hamburg in 2 hours. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Nightlife Museums Tours

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