5 days in State of Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein & Hamburg Itinerary

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Bremen — 1 day

Short-Way City

Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Schlachte, steep yourself in history at Bremer Rathaus, make a trip to Marktplatz, don't miss a visit to Bottcherstrasse, then make a trip to Schnoor Viertel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom).

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London, UK to Bremen is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Timmendorfer Strand.
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Timmendorfer Strand — 1 night

On the 13th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marienkirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri zu Lubeck, then head outdoors with Travemunde, then examine the collection at Outpost One, and finally stroll around Vogelpark Niendorf.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Timmendorfer Strand driving holiday planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bremen to Timmendorfer Strand. In September in Timmendorfer Strand, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hamburg.
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Hamburg — 3 nights

Gateway to the World

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historisches Lueneburger Rathaus and International Maritime Museum. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Luneburg (Alter Kran & Luneburg Water Tower). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Alster Lakes, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ohlsdorf Cemetery, contemplate the long history of St Nikolai Memorial, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt.

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You can drive from Timmendorfer Strand to Hamburg in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hamburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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State of Bremen travel guide

Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas

Schleswig-Holstein travel guide

Specialty Museums · Beaches · Aquariums
Germany's northernmost state with coasts on two seas, Schleswig-Holstein seems to possess two very distinct faces. Along its coastlines, the region features wide sandy beaches and is cut by deep fjords carved out by glaciers. These areas near the water contain some of the country's finest resorts and holiday centers. They attract visitors from around the world all year long, and are chock-full of things to do. The highlight of the region's western coast is a sprawling national park that shelters the densest bird population in this part of Europe. Hundreds of different species live or pass over this unusual water landscape, which is featured on the World Heritage list. Deeper inland, the region reveals its rural face. This countryside of seemingly endless pastures spreads as far as the eye can see. Schleswig-Holstein belonged to Denmark until the 19th century. You can expect to notice plenty of Scandinavian overtones while you vacation in the region. Several coastal towns contain award-winning recreations of ancient Viking settlements.