7 days in Schleswig-Holstein Itinerary

7 days in Schleswig-Holstein Itinerary

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7 days in Schleswig-Holstein Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Glucksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kiel
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Lubeck
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Denver

1
night
Glucksburg

Glucksburg ©
Glücksburg is a small town in the district Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.It is situated on the south side of the Flensborg Fjord, an inlet of the Baltic Sea, approx. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St.Nikolai, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Gottorf, then get engrossed in the history at Viking Museum Haithabu (Wikinger Museum), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom). On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Glucksburger Schloss, make a trip to Nordermarkt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Marien, then contemplate the long history of Historischer Hafen, then make a trip to Nordertor, and finally examine the collection at Phaenomenta.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Glucksburg trip planner.

Denver, USA to Glucksburg is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Glucksburg is 8 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in May: highs in Glucksburg hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kiel.

Things to do in Glucksburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Flensburg, Schleswig
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Glucksburger Schloss ©
Glucksburger Schloss
Viking Museum Haithabu ©
Viking Museum Haithabu
Schloss Gottorf ©
Schloss Gottorf

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of U-Boot U 995, appreciate the history behind Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolai Church, and finally examine the collection at Schifffahrtsmuseum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kiel trip planner .

Traveling by car from Glucksburg to Kiel takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lubeck.

Things to do in Kiel

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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U-Boot U 995 ©
U-Boot U 995
St. Nikolai Church ©
St. Nikolai Church
Schifffahrtsmuseum ©
Schifffahrtsmuseum

3
nights
Lubeck

Lubeck ©
Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
You'll explore and learn at Holstentor and Buddenbrookhaus. Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) and Marienkirche are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at European Hansemuseum, get to know the fascinating history of An der Obertrave, kick back and relax at Travemunde, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri zu Lubeck.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lubeck trip planning website .

You can drive from Kiel to Lubeck in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Lubeck can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lubeck

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Holstentor ©
Holstentor
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
Marienkirche ©
Marienkirche