24 days in Hamburg, Copenhagen & Edinburgh Itinerary

24 days in Hamburg, Copenhagen & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Hamburg, Germany
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Hamburg, Germany

— 6 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Miniatur Wunderland and International Maritime Museum. Get some cultural insight at Speicherstadt and Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: Lubeck (Holstentor, Marienkirche, &more) and Bremen (Bremer Rathaus, Historische Altstadt, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, examine the collection at Dialog in the Dark, wander the streets of HafenCity, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg travel planner.

San Francisco, USA to Hamburg is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Hamburg due to the time zone difference. July in Hamburg sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 7 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Popular historic sites such as Nyhavn and Frederiksborg Castle are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Mons Klint and Klovermarken. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Kronborg (in Helsingoer), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek) and Borre (Liselund & Geo Center Mons Klint). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Botanical Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Christiansborg Slot, pause for some serene contemplation at Roskilde Domkirke, and explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

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You can fly from Hamburg to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 9 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Alnwick Garden and Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Get outdoors at Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park and Portobello Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Grace Darling Museum (in Bamburgh), St. Andrews (Blackfriars Chapel & St Andrews Castle) and The Scottish Deer Centre (in Cupar). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Gilmerton Cove, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, take an in-depth tour of Surgeons' Hall Museums, and explore the historical opulence of Craigmillar Castle.

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Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Edinburgh. Traveling from Copenhagen in August, things will get slightly colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 65°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

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