8 days in Hamburg, State of Bremen & Lower Saxony Itinerary

8 days in Hamburg, State of Bremen & Lower Saxony Itinerary

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Hamburg
— 3 nights
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Bremen
— 2 nights
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Hannover
— 1 night
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Hamburg

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Miniatur Wunderland and Reeperbahn. Take a break from the city and head to Port of Hamburg and Wildpark Schwarze Berge. Step out of Hamburg to go to Lubeck and see Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, take in the exciting artwork at Red Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and wander the streets of Alster.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg day trip planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Hamburg is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get much colder in Hamburg: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bremen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Bremen

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
On the 1st (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Simon-Loschen-Leuchtturm, then appreciate the history behind Der Bremer Roland, then don't miss a visit to Historische Altstadt, and finally head outdoors with Die Komplette Palette. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Grosse Kunstschau, get some fabulous bargains at Ochtum Park, take in the exciting artwork at Phil Porter Salon Obscura, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), then stop by Bremer Bonbon Manufaktur, and finally ponder the world of politics at Bremer Rathaus.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bremen travel route planner.

You can drive from Hamburg to Bremen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bremen can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Hannover.

Things to do in Bremen

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Hannover

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
On the 3rd (Tue), take a stroll through Altstadt, contemplate the waterfront views at Maschsee, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kropcke-Passage, and finally look for gifts at Weihnachtsmarkt.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hannover day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bremen to Hannover takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hannover can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hannover

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

State of Bremen travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas

Lower Saxony travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Zoos
A land with a strong sense of tradition, Lower Saxony is the country's second largest state by area. It was created in 1946 out of a patchwork of bustling urban districts and quiet rural retreats. Most of its current territory once thrived as an independent kingdom. It was inhabited from about 1000 CE by Old Saxons (hence the name). Named somewhat confusingly, the area actually lies to the north of "Upper" Saxony. Lower Saxony boasts its own distinct character, complete with age-old culinary traditions, folk festivals, unusual local sports, and colorful ethnic costumes. Most of the region's major cities and economic hubs are in the urbanized central and southern sections, where much of the local tourism industry concentrates. The less-developed northeast remains the largest uncultivated area in the country. Large tracts of land designated as nature preserves are great for sightseeing tours of the outdoors. Don't miss a chance to vacation in the so-called Old Country: this bucolic land just south of the Elba River is noted for being one of the country’s largest fruit-farming districts.