59 days in Schleswig-Holstein Itinerary

59 days in Schleswig-Holstein Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riga
Fly + Drive:  6 h
1
Quickborn
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Lubeck
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Fehmarn
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Flensburg
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
List, Sylt
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Amrum
— 7 nights
Travel:  3 h 15 min
7
Helgoland
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Sankt Peter-Ording
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Riga

6
nights
Quickborn

Quickborn ©
Escape the urban bustle at Himmelmoor and Hochseilgarten Hasloh. Change things up with these side-trips from Quickborn: Neumunster (McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Neumuenster, Holsten-Galerie Neumunster, &more), Golfclub Gut Waldhof (in Kisdorf) and Wildpark Eekholt KG (in Grossenaspe).

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Quickborn trip planner.

Riga, Latvia to Quickborn is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Quickborn. In May, daily temperatures in Quickborn can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lubeck.

Things to do in Quickborn

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Neumunster, Aumuhle, Glueckstadt, Itzehoe, Wedel
Find places to stay May 14 — 20:
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Hochseilgarten Hasloh ©
Hochseilgarten Hasloh
Himmelmoor ©
Himmelmoor
Golf & Country Club Brunstorf ©
Golf & Country Club Brunstorf

8
nights
Lubeck

Lubeck ©
Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Escape the urban bustle at Travemunde and Brodtener Steilufer. Get out of town with these interesting Lubeck side-trips: HANSA-PARK (in Sierksdorf), Parkgolf-Anlage (in Scharbeutz) and Travemuende (Seebad Museum & Ostseestation Priwall). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Jakobi Church, examine the collection at Holstentor, and appreciate the extensive heritage of An der Obertrave.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lubeck trip maker site.

You can drive from Quickborn to Lubeck in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lubeck can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Fehmarn.

Things to do in Lubeck

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kiel, Travemuende, Timmendorfer Strand, Adelige Kloster, Seebrucke
Find places to stay May 20 — 28:
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Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
Travemunde ©
Travemunde
Great Ploen Lake ©
Great Ploen Lake

7
nights
Fehmarn

Fehmarn ©
Take a break from the city and head to NABU-Wasservogelreservat Wallnau and Golf & Country Club Hohwachter Bucht. Change things up with these side-trips from Fehmarn: U-Boot-Ehrenmal (in Heikendorf), Straussenfarm Ostseeblick (in Hohenfelde (Plon)) and Kiel (U-Boot U 995, Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal), &more).

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fehmarn driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lubeck to Fehmarn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Flensburg.

Things to do in Fehmarn

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gromitz, Kiel, Lutjenburg, Museumsbahnen, Gut Panker
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 4:
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Museum Turmhugelburg ©
Museum Turmhugelburg
Golfclub Brodauer Muhle ©
Golfclub Brodauer Muhle
NABU-Wasservogelreservat Wallnau ©
NABU-Wasservogelreservat Wallnau

8
nights
Flensburg

Flensburg ©
Flensburg is an independent town in the north of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Escape the urban bustle at Geltinger Birk and Schilksee Strandbad. Get out of town with these interesting Flensburg side-trips: Eckernforde (Eckernfoerde Stadthafen, Ostsee Info-Center, &more), Tolk Schau (in Tolk) and Schleswig (Stadtmuseum Schleswig, Viking Museum Haithabu, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Historischer Hafen, don't miss a visit to Rote Strasse, stroll around Volkspark, and enjoy breathtaking views from Murwiker Wasserturm.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Flensburg travel route builder site.

Drive from Fehmarn to Flensburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Flensburg sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to List.

Things to do in Flensburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Schleswig, Kappeln, Eckernforde, Rendsburg, Kiel
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 12:
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Viking Museum Haithabu ©
Viking Museum Haithabu
Geltinger Birk ©
Geltinger Birk
Schilksee Strandbad ©
Schilksee Strandbad

7
nights
List, Sylt

List ©
Escape the urban bustle at Ellenbogen and Rotes Kliff. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around List: Morsum-Kliff (in Morsum) and Hornum (St. Thomas Kirche, Golf Club Budersand, &more).

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our List online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Flensburg to List takes 3 hours. When traveling from Flensburg in June, plan for little chillier days in List, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Amrum.

Things to do in List

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Westerland, Hornum, Sylt, Wenningstedt, Tinnum
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 19:
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Ellenbogen ©
Ellenbogen
Morsum-Kliff ©
Morsum-Kliff
Rotes Kliff ©
Rotes Kliff

7
nights
Amrum

Amrum ©
Explore Amrum's surroundings by going to Ziegenhof Matzen (in Oevenum), Wyk auf Foehr (FohrRing, Dr. Carl Haberlin Friesenmuseum, &more) and Museum Kunst der Westkueste (West Coast Art Museum) (in Foehr).

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amrum online trip maker.

Getting from List to Amrum by car takes about 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Amrum can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Helgoland on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Amrum

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Foehr
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Naturzentrum Norddorf ©
Naturzentrum Norddorf
Leuchturm Amrum ©
Leuchturm Amrum
Dr. Carl Haberlin Friesenmuseum ©
Dr. Carl Haberlin Friesenmuseum

7
nights
Helgoland

Helgoland ©
Heligoland is a small German archipelago in the North Sea. Change things up with these side-trips from Helgoland: Nebel (Oomrang Hus Museum & Die erzahlenden Steine von Amrum). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Lange Anna, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Biologische Anstalt Helgoland, take an in-depth tour of Museum Helgoland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Helgolander Kegelrobben.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helgoland trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amrum to Helgoland. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for Sankt Peter-Ording on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Helgoland

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nebel
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 3:
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Festung Helgoland ©
Festung Helgoland
Helgolander Kegelrobben ©
Helgolander Kegelrobben
Lange Anna ©
Lange Anna

8
nights
Sankt Peter-Ording

Sankt Peter-Ording ©
Sankt Peter-Ording is a popular German seaside spa and a municipality in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Escape the urban bustle at Sankt Peter Ording Beach and Nord Ostseekanal (Kiel Canal). Get out of town with these interesting Sankt Peter-Ording side-trips: Meldorf (Sankt-Johannis-Kirche & Dithmarscher Landesmuseum), Hochbrucke Hohenhorn (in Schafstedt) and Heide (Zutphen Cemetery, Heider Wasserturm, &more). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Seebrucke, make a trip to Sankt Peter-Ordings Pfahlbauten, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Multimar Wattforum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seehundstation Friedrichskoog.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sankt Peter-Ording trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helgoland to Sankt Peter-Ording. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sankt Peter-Ording

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Busum, Husum, Oldenswort, Toenning, Heide
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Sankt Peter Ording Beach ©
Sankt Peter Ording Beach
Nord Ostseekanal (Kiel Canal) ©
Nord Ostseekanal (Kiel Canal)
Familienlagune Perlebucht ©
Familienlagune Perlebucht