50 days in Schleswig-Holstein Itinerary

50 days in Schleswig-Holstein Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Schleswig-Holstein tour planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Lubeck
— 9 nights
Drive
2
Fehmarn
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Kiel
— 9 nights
Drive
4
Flensburg
— 6 nights
Drive
5
Westerland, Sylt
— 6 nights
Unknown
6
Amrum
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Sankt Peter-Ording
— 6 nights
Drive
8
Helgoland
— 5 nights
Drive to Bremen Airport, Fly to Helsinki

S M T W T F S
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3

Lubeck

— 9 nights

City of Seven Spires

Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Get out of town with these interesting Lubeck side-trips: Molln (Eulenspiegel-Brunnen Molln & St. Nicolai Kirche), Ratzeburg (A. Paul Weber Museum & Ratzeburger Dom) and Stiftung Schloss Eutin (in Eutin). There's much more to do: visit Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), steep yourself in history at Gothmund, appreciate the extensive heritage of An der Obertrave, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri zu Lubeck.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lubeck day trip planning tool.

Helsinki, Finland to Lubeck is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Lubeck is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Lubeck can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fehmarn.

Things to do in Lubeck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fehmarn

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Fehmarn side-trips: Golfclub Brodauer Muhle (in Schashagen), Esel- und Landspielhof (in Nessendorf) and Gromitz (Derr Zoo-Park Arche Noah in Gromitz/Ostsee, Strandpromenade, &more).

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fehmarn trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Lubeck to Fehmarn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kiel.

Things to do in Fehmarn

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kiel

— 9 nights

Sailing City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nord Ostseekanal (Kiel Canal) (in Brunsbuettel), Rosarium Uetersen (in Uetersen) and Kunstwerk Carlshutte (in Budelsdorf). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal), enjoy the sea views from Bülk lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Viking Museum Haithabu, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kiel trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Fehmarn to Kiel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Kiel sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Flensburg.

Things to do in Kiel

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Flensburg

— 6 nights
Flensburg is an independent town in the north of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flensburg: Nolde Stiftung Seebuell (in Neukirchen), Lindaunisbrucke (in Lindaunis) and Schleswig (Provincial Museum of Archeology (Archaologisches Landesmuseum), Schloss Gottorf, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Historischer Hafen, appreciate the history behind Flensburger Lowe, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Marien, and examine the collection at Flensburger Schifffahrtsmuseum.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Flensburg online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kiel to Flensburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Westerland.

Things to do in Flensburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Westerland, Sylt

— 6 nights
Westerland is a seaside resort and a former municipality located on the German North Sea island of Sylt. Westerland is known for nightlife, theme parks, and golf. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ellenbogen, make a trip to St. Martin, stroll through Hoernumer Odde, and get outside with Braderuper Heide.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Westerland online road trip planner.

Getting from Flensburg to Westerland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Flensburg in June: highs in Westerland hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amrum.

Things to do in Westerland

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trips

Amrum

— 4 nights
Explore Amrum's surroundings by going to Wyk auf Foehr (Robbenzentrum Fohr, Dr. Carl Haberlin Friesenmuseum, &more), Museum Kunst der Westkueste (West Coast Art Museum) (in Foehr) and Ziegenhof Matzen (in Oevenum).

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amrum trip planner.

You can travel from Westerland to Amrum in 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sankt Peter-Ording.

Things to do in Amrum

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trip

Sankt Peter-Ording

— 6 nights
Sankt Peter-Ording is a popular German seaside spa and a municipality in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sankt Peter-Ording: Friedrichskoog (Trischendamm & Seehundstation Friedrichskoog), Modellbahn-Zauber (in Friedrichstadt) and Meldorf (Wattfuehrergemeinschaft Dithmarscher Nordseekueste, Dithmarscher Landesmuseum, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sankt Peter Ording Beach, don't miss a visit to Eider Barrage, take in the views from Seebrucke, and see the interesting displays at Nationalpark-Haus.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sankt Peter-Ording trip maker site.

You can drive from Amrum to Sankt Peter-Ording in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sankt Peter-Ording when traveling from Amrum in June, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helgoland.

Things to do in Sankt Peter-Ording

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Helgoland

— 5 nights
Heligoland is a small German archipelago in the North Sea. Get out of town with these interesting Helgoland side-trips: Nebel (Die erzahlenden Steine von Amrum & Oomrang Hus Museum). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Lange Anna, expand your understanding of the military at Festung Helgoland, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sankt Nicolai Kirche Helgoland, and get engrossed in the history at Museum Helgoland.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helgoland road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sankt Peter-Ording to Helgoland. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Helgoland

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Schleswig-Holstein travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Landmarks
Germany's northernmost state with coasts on two seas, Schleswig-Holstein seems to possess two very distinct faces. Along its coastlines, the region features wide sandy beaches and is cut by deep fjords carved out by glaciers. These areas near the water contain some of the country's finest resorts and holiday centers. They attract visitors from around the world all year long, and are chock-full of things to do. The highlight of the region's western coast is a sprawling national park that shelters the densest bird population in this part of Europe. Hundreds of different species live or pass over this unusual water landscape, which is featured on the World Heritage list. Deeper inland, the region reveals its rural face. This countryside of seemingly endless pastures spreads as far as the eye can see. Schleswig-Holstein belonged to Denmark until the 19th century. You can expect to notice plenty of Scandinavian overtones while you vacation in the region. Several coastal towns contain award-winning recreations of ancient Viking settlements.