24 days in Hamburg, Copenhagen & Edinburgh Itinerary

24 days in Hamburg, Copenhagen & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Hamburg, Germany
— 6 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Hamburg, Germany

— 6 nights

Gateway to the World

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Miniatur Wunderland and Holstentor. Get some cultural insight at Speicherstadt and Historische Altstadt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: Bremen (Bremer Rathaus, St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), &more) and Lubeck (Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), Marienkirche, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, visit Alster, see the interesting displays at Dialog in the Dark, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

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San Francisco, USA to Hamburg is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Hamburg. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 7 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Popular historic sites such as Nyhavn and Christiansborg Slot are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Mons Klint and Klovermarken. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Borre (Liselund & Geo Center Mons Klint), Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod) and Kronborg (in Helsingoer). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, admire the masterpieces at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Roskilde Domkirke.

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You can fly from Hamburg to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 9 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Alnwick Garden and Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Get outdoors at Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park and The Scottish Deer Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Stirling (Stirling Castle & National Wallace Monument), Grace Darling Museum (in Bamburgh) and St. Andrews (Blackfriars Chapel & St Andrews Castle). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Dean Village, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern Two, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, and examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland.

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Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Traveling from Copenhagen to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in August, with highs in Edinburgh at 65°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips