15 days in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania Itinerary

15 days in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania Itinerary

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Schwerin
— 1 night
Drive
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Greifswald
— 5 nights
Drive
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Peenemunde, Usedom Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Sassnitz, Rugen Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rostock
— 5 nights
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Schwerin

— 1 night
Schwerin is the capital and second-largest city of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. On the 26th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Alter Schwede, then admire the masterpieces at Staatliches Museum Schwerin, and then explore the activities along Pfaffenteich. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Hospitalkirche zum Heiligen Geist, don't miss a visit to Kirche St. Georgen, then take an in-depth tour of Welt-Erbe-Haus, and finally delve into the distant past at Wassertor.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Schwerin trip itinerary maker tool.

Dusseldorf to Schwerin is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September in Schwerin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Greifswald.

Things to do in Schwerin

Museums · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Greifswald

— 5 nights
Greifswald, officially the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald, is a city in northeastern Germany.It is situated in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, at an equal distance of about from Germany's two largest cities, Berlin and Hamburg, and 80 km from the Polish border. Get some cultural insight at St. Nikolai Cathedral and Hangar-10 Heringsdorf. Get outdoors at Abenteuer Flusslandschaft and Usedomer Gesteinsgarte. Venture out of the city with trips to Uckeritzer Beach (in Uckeritz), Schloss Dargun (in Dargun) and Stralsund (Stortebeker Braumanufaktur, St. Marienkirche, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Pommersches Landesmuseum, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Mirow, and contemplate the long history of Stargarder Tor.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Greifswald day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Schwerin to Greifswald takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Peenemunde.

Things to do in Greifswald

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Transportation

Side Trips

Peenemunde, Usedom Island

— 1 night
Peenemünde is a municipality on the Baltic Sea island of Usedom in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): engage your brain at Phaenomenta Peenemunde and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trassenheider Strand.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Peenemunde travel planner.

Drive from Greifswald to Peenemunde in an hour. In October in Peenemunde, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sassnitz.

Things to do in Peenemunde

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Sassnitz, Rugen Island

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museumshaus Stralsund, then cruise along Kreidemuseum Rügen, and then see the interesting displays at U-Boat Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Schlosspark von Putbus, look for all kinds of wild species at Insel Vilm, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.-Marien-Kirche, and finally see the interesting displays at KulturKunststatt Prora.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Sassnitz trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Peenemunde to Sassnitz in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rostock.

Things to do in Sassnitz

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Rostock

— 5 nights

Hanseatic City

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Warnemunde Church and Neuer Markt. Explore hidden gems such as Müritz Nationalpark and Ostseebad Dierhagen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rostock: Ostsee-Strand Von Rerik (in Ostseebad Rerik) and Ribnitz-Damgarten (Freilichtmuseum Klockenhagen & Deutsches Bernsteinmuseum). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Vogelpark Marlow, don't miss a visit to Rathaus, steep yourself in history at Kropeliner Strasse, and tour the old-fashioned way with The Mollie Steam Train.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rostock online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Sassnitz to Rostock takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Rostock can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rostock

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Castles
Claiming to be Germany's "must-sea" vacation destination, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania boasts nearly 2,000 km (1,243 mi) of coastline. Seaside resorts, sandy beaches, World Heritage-listed towns, and unspoiled natural areas are all within a seashell's throw. Take just a short drive from the Baltic Sea to start exploring one of continental Europe's largest unbroken areas of rivers and lakes. Deeper inland, the region's countryside is a colorful mosaic of small towns and sleepy villages. The surrounding rugged hills, sparkling lakes, and rivers were formed by glacial activity ages ago. A land rich in history and culture, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania contains more than 2,000 palaces, stately homes, and lavish gardens. Many now serve as venues for the state's array of things to do, including concerts, festivals, open-air operettas, and theatre performances. Rent a canoe to sail one of the region's countless lakes, or take a trip from the north of the state all the way to Berlin through the network of interconnected waterways.