25 days in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein & South Denmark Itinerary

25 days in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein & South Denmark Itinerary

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Hamburg, Germany
— 5 nights
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List, Germany
— 1 night
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Lubeck, Germany
— 4 nights
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Kiel, Germany
— 3 nights
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Helgoland, Germany
— 1 night
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Esbjerg, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Odense, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Aero, Denmark
— 4 nights

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Hamburg, Germany

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Speicherstadt and Historische Altstadt. Miniatur Wunderland and Kunsthalle Hamburg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Hamburg: Bremen (Unser Lieben Frauen Kirchhof, Bremer Rathaus, &more), Himmelmoor (in Quickborn) and Altes Land (in Jork). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, examine the collection at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hamburg itinerary builder tool.

Hannover to Hamburg is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. March in Hamburg sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to List.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

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List, Germany

List ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Uwe Dune, then get outside with Kutter Gret Palucca, then get outside with Ellenbogen, and finally get a dose of the wild on Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our List vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to List takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March in List, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lubeck.

Things to do in List

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Ellenbogen ©
Ellenbogen
Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt ©
Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt
Uwe Dune ©
Uwe Dune

4
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Lubeck, Germany

Lubeck ©

City of Seven Spires

Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Get a sense of the local culture at Marienkirche and Gothmund. You'll explore and learn at Holstentor and Seebad Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Lubeck: Padi Dive Center NICEDIVE4U (in Timmendorfer Strand), Ostsee-Strand Von Rerik (in Ostseebad Rerik) and Alter Schwede (in Wismar). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), take some stellar pictures from Brodtener Steilufer, admire the landmark architecture of Loewen-Apotheke, and see the interesting displays at Gunter Grass-Haus.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lubeck trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from List to Lubeck in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. March in Lubeck sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kiel.

Things to do in Lubeck

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) ©
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)
Holstentor ©
Holstentor
Marienkirche ©
Marienkirche

3
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Kiel, Germany

Kiel ©

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore U-Boot U 995 and Danevirke Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Adelige Kloster and Schloss Gottorf. Explore Kiel's surroundings by going to Topferei Stock (in Kappeln), Wattfuehrergemeinschaft Dithmarscher Nordseekueste (in Meldorf) and Geltinger Birk (in Gelting). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, contemplate the long history of Historischer Hafen, and browse the exhibits of Glucksburger Schloss.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kiel road trip planner.

You can drive from Lubeck to Kiel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Kiel are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helgoland.

Things to do in Kiel

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Glucksburger Schloss ©
Glucksburger Schloss
Schloss Gottorf ©
Schloss Gottorf

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Helgoland, Germany

Helgoland ©
Heligoland is a small German archipelago in the North Sea. On the 15th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Hummerbuden, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sankt Nicolai Kirche Helgoland, then witness the site of a historic battle at Festung Helgoland, and finally identify plant and animal life at Helgolander Kegelrobben.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helgoland trip site.

Explore your travel options from Kiel to Helgoland with the Route module. In March in Helgoland, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Helgoland

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Sankt Nicolai Kirche Helgoland ©
Sankt Nicolai Kirche Helgoland
Helgolander Kegelrobben ©
Helgolander Kegelrobben
Festung Helgoland ©
Festung Helgoland

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Esbjerg, Denmark

Esbjerg ©
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Get a sense of the local culture at Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church and Hejnsvig Kirke. Popular historic sites such as Jelling Kirke and Hjerting Kirke are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Esbjerg: Billund (Skulpturpark & Syvaarssoeen). Spend a day of island exploring on the 17th (Wed) at Langli. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Marbaek-Omraadet.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Esbjerg trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helgoland to Esbjerg. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Odense.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Marbaek-Omraadet ©
Marbaek-Omraadet
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church ©
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
Jelling Kirke ©
Jelling Kirke

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Odense, Denmark

Odense ©

Odin's Shrine

The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
Let the collections at The Danish Railway Museum and H. C. Andersens House capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Egeskov Castle and Naturama. Get out of town with these interesting Odense side-trips: Lindeskov langdysse (in Oerbaek), Lyt til marsvin (in Middelfart) and Bregninge Kirkebakke (in Svendborg). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinitatis Kirke Fredericia, take a memorable tour with Odense Aafart - River Cruise, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vor Frue Kirke, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Odense ZOO.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Odense travel route planner.

You can drive from Esbjerg to Odense in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Odense can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Aero.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Vor Frue Kirke ©
Vor Frue Kirke
Trinitatis Kirke Fredericia ©
Trinitatis Kirke Fredericia

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Aero, Denmark

Aero
Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Marstal Kirke and AEroskobing Torv. Appreciate the collections at Galleri Rita Lund Malerier and Flaske Peters Samling. There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Skjoldnaes Fyr, don't miss a visit to Soebygaard, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rise Kirke, and admire the striking features of The Nightwatch of Aeroeskoebing.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Aero trip planner.

You can travel from Odense to Aero in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Golf
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Bregninge Kirke
Bregninge Kirke
Hammerichs Hus
Hammerichs Hus
Marstal Kirke ©
Marstal Kirke

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