15 days in Lower Saxony Itinerary

15 days in Lower Saxony Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lower Saxony trip planner

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Drive to James M Cox Dayton International Airport, Fly to Bremen Airport, Drive to Norden
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Norden
— 1 night
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Hannover
— 3 nights
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Goslar
— 3 nights
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Soltau
— 3 nights
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Wilhelmshaven
— 3 nights
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Drive to Bremen Airport, Fly to James M Cox Dayton International Airport, Drive to Dayton

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Norden

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at The Wadden Sea, Germany. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Greetsieler Zwillingsmuhlen, then take in the waterfront activity at Greetsieler Hafen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ludgeri-Kirche Norden, and finally get curious at Seehundstation und Waloseum.

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Dayton, USA to Norden is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dayton in July: highs in Norden hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hannover.

Things to do in Norden

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Hannover

— 3 nights

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hannover: Wolfsburg (Volkswagen Auto Museum, Autostadt, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Herrenhauser Garten, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Erlebnis Zoo Hannover, stroll around Eilenriede - Park, and ponder the world of politics at The New Town Hall.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Hannover day trip planner.

Getting from Norden to Hannover by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Norden in July: highs in Hannover hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Goslar.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Goslar

— 3 nights
Goslar is a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goslar: St. Servatiuskirche (in Duderstadt), Goettingen (Paulinerkirche, Botanischer Garten, &more) and Braunschweig (Burgplatz Braunschweig, Brunswick Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Rammelsberger Bergbaumuseum, steep yourself in history at Imperial Palace of Goslar, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Trinitatis Kirche, and don't miss a visit to Marktplatz.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Goslar holiday app.

You can drive from Hannover to Goslar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Goslar can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Soltau.

Things to do in Goslar

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Soltau

— 3 nights
Soltau is a mid-sized town in the Lüneburg Heath in the district of Heidekreis, in Lower Saxony, Germany.Coat of armsThe coat of arms of Soltau shows the lion of the Welf dynasty behind a red city gate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Soltau: Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen (in Hodenhagen), Luneburg (St. John's Church & Historisches Lueneburger Rathaus) and Hof der Heidmark (in Bad Fallingbostel). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Heide Park, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Panzermuseum, let little ones run wild at Bohme Familienpark, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Weltvogelpark Walsrode.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Soltau day trip planning website.

Drive from Goslar to Soltau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Soltau, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wilhelmshaven.

Things to do in Soltau

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wilhelmshaven

— 3 nights
Wilhelmshaven is a coastal town in Lower Saxony, Germany. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Bockwindmuhle, take a tour of Meyer Werft, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sudstrand, and finally examine the collection at Deutsches Marinemuseum Wilhelmshaven. On the next day, tee off at Golfclub Thulsfelder Talsperre, take an in-depth tour of Museumsdorf Cloppenburg, then admire the natural beauty at Oldenburger Schlossgarten, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

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You can drive from Soltau to Wilhelmshaven in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Soltau, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Wilhelmshaven, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Wilhelmshaven

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Lower Saxony travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Zoos
A land with a strong sense of tradition, Lower Saxony is the country's second largest state by area. It was created in 1946 out of a patchwork of bustling urban districts and quiet rural retreats. Most of its current territory once thrived as an independent kingdom. It was inhabited from about 1000 CE by Old Saxons (hence the name). Named somewhat confusingly, the area actually lies to the north of "Upper" Saxony. Lower Saxony boasts its own distinct character, complete with age-old culinary traditions, folk festivals, unusual local sports, and colorful ethnic costumes. Most of the region's major cities and economic hubs are in the urbanized central and southern sections, where much of the local tourism industry concentrates. The less-developed northeast remains the largest uncultivated area in the country. Large tracts of land designated as nature preserves are great for sightseeing tours of the outdoors. Don't miss a chance to vacation in the so-called Old Country: this bucolic land just south of the Elba River is noted for being one of the country’s largest fruit-farming districts.