8 days in Germany, Denmark & Malmo Itinerary

8 days in Germany, Denmark & Malmo Itinerary

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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Kiel, Germany
— 1 night
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Malmo, Sweden
— 1 night
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Lubeck, Germany
— 1 night
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Hamburg, Germany — 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, and finally go all around town with City Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hamburg road trip planning app.

Stuttgart to Hamburg is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Kiel.
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Kiel, Germany — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolai Church, learn about all things military at U-Boot U 995, and then appreciate the history behind Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal).

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Getting from Hamburg to Kiel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kiel can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Aarhus.
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Aarhus, Denmark — 1 night

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Moesgaard Strand and then examine the collection at Den Gamle By.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Aarhus attractions planner.

You can drive from Kiel to Aarhus in 3 hours. In August in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, then step into the grandiose world of Kronborg, and then kick back and relax at Hornbaek Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, make a trip to The Little Mermaid, then explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Aarhus to Copenhagen by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Malmo.
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Malmo, Sweden — 1 night

Sweden's Berlin

A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll around Kungsparken, then admire the landmark architecture of HSB Turning Torso, then explore the historical opulence of Malmohus castle, and finally take in the views from Oresund Bridge - Oresund Bridge.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Malmo trip tool.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Malmo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Malmo, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lubeck.
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Lubeck, Germany — 1 night

City of Seven Spires

Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
On the 26th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marienkirche, wander the streets of Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), see the interesting displays at Holstentor, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri zu Lubeck, and finally kick back and relax at Travemunde.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lubeck tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Malmo to Lubeck in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lubeck are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Denmark travel guide

4.2
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.
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