13 days in Baltic Sea Coast Itinerary

13 days in Baltic Sea Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Baltic Sea Coast route planner
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Fly
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Lubeck
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Ostseebad Binz, Rugen Island
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kiel
— 3 nights
Train
4
List, Sylt
— 1 night
Train
5
Sankt Peter-Ording
— 2 nights
Taxi to Büsum, Ferry to Helgoland
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Helgoland
— 1 night
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Lubeck — 2 nights

City of Seven Spires

Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lubeck: HANSA-PARK (in Sierksdorf), SEA LIFE Timmendorfer Strand (in Timmendorfer Strand) and Himmelmoor (in Quickborn). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), kick back and relax at Travemunde, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marienkirche, and make a trip to Old Lighthouse Travemuende.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lubeck travel route tool.

London, UK to Lubeck is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Lubeck due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ostseebad Binz.
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Ostseebad Binz, Rugen Island — 3 nights

Explore Ostseebad Binz's surroundings by going to Sassnitz (Nationalpark Jasmund Konigsstuhl, Kreidefelsen, &more).

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Drive from Lubeck to Ostseebad Binz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ostseebad Binz when traveling from Lubeck in August, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kiel.
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Kiel — 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kiel side-trips: Schleswig (Schloss Gottorf & Das Fischerviertel Holm), Viking Museum Haithabu (in Busdorf) and Geltinger Birk (in Gelting). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Kiel Botanical Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen.

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Traveling by car from Ostseebad Binz to Kiel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ostseebad Binz in August since evenings lows in Kiel dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to List.
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List, Sylt — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get great views at Uwe Dune, get a dose of the wild on Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt, then kick back and relax at Ellenbogen, and finally head outdoors with Lister Wanderduenen.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the List trip planner.

You can take a train from Kiel to List in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kiel in August since evenings lows in List dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Sankt Peter-Ording.
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Sankt Peter-Ording — 2 nights

Sankt Peter-Ording is a popular German seaside spa and a municipality in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Westerheversand Lighthouse, get a dose of the wild on Wattfuehrergemeinschaft Dithmarscher Nordseekueste, and then don't miss a visit to Eider Barrage. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Multimar Wattforum, identify plant and animal life at Westkustenpark & Robbarium, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sankt Peter Ording Beach, and finally take in the views from Seebrucke.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sankt Peter-Ording trip planner.

Take a train from List to Sankt Peter-Ording in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from List in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Sankt Peter-Ording. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Helgoland.
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Helgoland — 1 night

Heligoland is a small German archipelago in the North Sea. On the 27th (Sun), make a trip to Lange Anna and then identify plant and animal life at Helgolander Kegelrobben.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helgoland trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Sankt Peter-Ording to Helgoland by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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