8 days in Germany Itinerary

8 days in Germany Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Durham
Fly:  4 h
1
Hamburg
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Stralsund
— 1 night
train:  2 h
3
Bad Doberan
— 1 night
train:  2 h 30 min
4
Lubeck
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Kiel
— 2 nights
train+Flight:  10 h
End: Durham

2
nights
Hamburg

Hamburg ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg and then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg journey builder.

Durham, UK to Hamburg is an approximately 7- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and tram. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durham to Hamburg due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Durham in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Hamburg, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Stralsund.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg

1
night
Stralsund

Stralsund ©
Set on the Baltic Sea across from the island of Rugen, Straslund has for centuries focused on fishing and shipbuilding industries.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stralsund Museum as well as Spielkartenfabrik Museumswerkstatt. On the 18th (Tue), examine the collection at Spielkartenfabrik Museumswerkstatt, meet the residents at German Oceanographic Museum (Deutsches Meeresmuseum), then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ozeaneum Stralsund, and finally contemplate the long history of Stralsunder Rathaus.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stralsund road trip app.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Stralsund takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Stralsund sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bad Doberan.

Things to do in Stralsund

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Ozeaneum Stralsund ©
Ozeaneum Stralsund
Stralsunder Rathaus
Stralsunder Rathaus

1
night
Bad Doberan

Bad Doberan ©
Bad Doberan is a town in the district of Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Munster Bad Doberan and then see the interesting displays at City and Bath Museum (Stadt- und Badermuseum).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bad Doberan holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Stralsund to Bad Doberan takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for Lubeck.

Things to do in Bad Doberan

Trails Outdoors Parks
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The Mollie Steam Train ©
The Mollie Steam Train
Munster Bad Doberan ©
Munster Bad Doberan

1
night
Lubeck

Lubeck ©
Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) as well as Holstentor. On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Holstentor and then take a stroll through Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown).

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lubeck travel route builder website.

Drive from Bad Doberan to Lubeck in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Lubeck are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Kiel.

Things to do in Lubeck

Neighborhoods Museums
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Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
Holstentor ©
Holstentor

2
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kiel: Schloss Gottorf (in Schleswig) and Flensburg (Rote Strasse, Historischer Hafen, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal), see the interesting displays at Schifffahrtsmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolai Church, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium Kiel.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kiel day trip tool.

Getting from Lubeck to Kiel by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kiel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kiel

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Flensburg, U-Boot-Ehrenmal, Schloss Gottorf
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St. Nikolai Church ©
St. Nikolai Church
Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal) ©
Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal)
Schifffahrtsmuseum ©
Schifffahrtsmuseum

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