18 days in Baltic Sea Coast Itinerary

18 days in Baltic Sea Coast Itinerary

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Start: Birmingham
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Kiel
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Lubeck
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Sassnitz, Rugen Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Flensburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
List, Sylt
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Sankt Peter-Ording
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h
End: Birmingham

3
nights
Kiel

Kiel ©
One of Germany's most important ports for decades, Kiel combines its working industrial center with a rich heritage of music, fine dining, and pleasant scenery.
Visit U-Boot U 995 and Ploen Castle for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Great Ploen Lake and Arboretum. Venture out of the city with trips to NABU-Wasservogelreservat Wallnau (in Fehmarn), Prinzenhaus (in Plon) and Wildpark Eekholt KG (in Grossenaspe). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Himmelmoor and appreciate the history behind Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal).

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kiel road trip site.

Birmingham, UK to Kiel is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Kiel. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Lubeck.

Things to do in Kiel

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plon, Himmelmoor, NABU-Wasservogelreservat Wallnau, Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Great Ploen Lake ©
Great Ploen Lake
Himmelmoor ©
Himmelmoor
NABU-Wasservogelreservat Wallnau ©
NABU-Wasservogelreservat Wallnau

4
nights
Lubeck

Lubeck ©
Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Popular historic sites such as An der Obertrave and Gothmund are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sankt Jakobi Church and Maritimes Denkmal Passat. Explore Lubeck's surroundings by going to HANSA-PARK (in Sierksdorf), Seebrucke (in Heiligenhafen) and Strandpromenade (in Gromitz). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Marien in Lubeck, take a stroll through Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marienkirche, and enjoy the sea views from Old Lighthouse Travemuende.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lubeck online vacation planner.

Getting from Kiel to Lubeck by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Sassnitz.

Things to do in Lubeck

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Travemuende, HANSA-PARK, Seebrucke, Strandpromenade
Highlights from your plan
Sankt Jakobi Church ©
Sankt Jakobi Church
St. Marien in Lubeck ©
St. Marien in Lubeck
Travemunde ©
Travemunde

3
nights
Sassnitz, Rugen Island

Sassnitz ©
Take a break from the city and head to KONIGSSTUHL National Park Centre and Insel Vilm. Popular historic sites such as Kreidefelsen and Dorfkirche Bobbin are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to St.-Marien-Kirche (in Bergen auf Ruegen), Die Kirche St. Maria Magdalena (in Putbus) and Seebruecke Sellin (in Sellin).

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sassnitz trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lubeck to Sassnitz by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lubeck in August, Sassnitz is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Flensburg.

Things to do in Sassnitz

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ostseebad Binz, Putbus, St.-Marien-Kirche, Seebruecke Sellin, Kreidemuseum Rügen
Highlights from your plan
Binzer Strand ©
Binzer Strand
Kreidemuseum Rügen ©
Kreidemuseum Rügen
Insel Vilm ©
Insel Vilm

3
nights
Flensburg

Flensburg ©
Flensburg is an independent town in the north of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glucksburger Schloss and Nordermarkt. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kirche St.Nikolai and Phaenomenta. Change things up with these side-trips from Flensburg: Geltinger Birk (in Gelting), Schleswig (Schloss Gottorf, St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), &more) and Muhle Amanda (in Kappeln). There's lots more to do: get your game on at JUMP House Flensburg, don't miss a visit to Rote Strasse, and take an in-depth tour of Industriemuseum Kupfermuhle.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Flensburg trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Sassnitz to Flensburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of ferry, train, flight, and car. Traveling from Sassnitz in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Flensburg, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to List.

Things to do in Flensburg

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Schleswig, Industriemuseum Kupfermuhle, Geltinger Birk, Glucksburger Schloss, Muhle Amanda
Highlights from your plan
Glucksburger Schloss ©
Glucksburger Schloss
Schloss Gottorf ©
Schloss Gottorf
JUMP House Flensburg ©
JUMP House Flensburg

1
night
List, Sylt

List ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Ellenbogen, head outdoors with Rotes Kliff, then head outdoors with Braderuper Heide, and finally get outside with Lister Wanderduenen.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the List trip planner.

Getting from Flensburg to List by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Flensburg in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in List, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sankt Peter-Ording.

Things to do in List

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Rotes Kliff, Braderuper Heide
Highlights from your plan
Ellenbogen ©
Ellenbogen
Rotes Kliff ©
Rotes Kliff

3
nights
Sankt Peter-Ording

Sankt Peter-Ording ©
Sankt Peter-Ording is a popular German seaside spa and a municipality in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Familienlagune Perlebucht and Sankt Peter Ording Beach. Westerheversand Lighthouse and Leuchtturm St. Peter Bohl will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sankt Peter-Ording: Nord Ostseekanal (Kiel Canal) (in Brunsbuettel), Sankt-Johannis-Kirche (in Meldorf) and Helgoland (Helgolander Kegelrobben, Festung Helgoland, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sankt Peter-Ordings Pfahlbauten, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Magnus, and take in the views from Seebrucke.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sankt Peter-Ording trip planner.

Traveling by car from List to Sankt Peter-Ording takes 4 hours. Traveling from List in August, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Sankt Peter-Ording. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sankt Peter-Ording

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Helgoland, Kirche St. Magnus, Nord Ostseekanal (Kiel Canal), Sankt-Johannis-Kirche, Kohlosseum
Highlights from your plan
Westerheversand Lighthouse ©
Westerheversand Lighthouse
Helgolander Kegelrobben ©
Helgolander Kegelrobben
Familienlagune Perlebucht ©
Familienlagune Perlebucht