28 days in Lower Saxony Itinerary

28 days in Lower Saxony Itinerary

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Fly to Hamburg Helmut Schmidt Airport, Drive to Cuxhaven
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Cuxhaven
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wilhelmshaven
— 3 nights
Drive
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Norden
— 4 nights
Drive
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Osnabruck
— 3 nights
Drive
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Soltau
— 4 nights
Drive
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Goslar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hannover
— 6 nights
Train to S+U Jungfernheide Bhf, Fly to Oslo

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Cuxhaven — 3 nights

Cuxhaven is an independent town and seat of the Cuxhaven district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cuxhaven: Stade (Hansehafen & Grauerort). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Alte Liebe in Cuxhaven, kick back and relax at Strand Grimmershorn, see the interesting displays at Windstarke 10, and brush up on your military savvy at Aeronauticum.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cuxhaven trip itinerary planner.

Oslo, Norway to Cuxhaven is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Oslo in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cuxhaven, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wilhelmshaven.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Wilhelmshaven — 3 nights

Wilhelmshaven is a coastal town in Lower Saxony, Germany. Change things up with these side-trips from Wilhelmshaven: Hafen Neuharlingersiel (in Neuharlingersiel), Bad Zwischenahn (Park of Gardens & Zwischenahner Meer) and Wattwanderzentrum Ostfriesland (in Harlesiel). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Deutsches Marinemuseum Wilhelmshaven, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Marien Kirche, admire the natural beauty at Oldenburger Schlossgarten, and don't miss a visit to KZ-Gedenkstatte Alter Banter Weg.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Wilhelmshaven vacation planner.

You can drive from Cuxhaven to Wilhelmshaven in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Wilhelmshaven, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Norden.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Norden — 4 nights

Explore Norden's surroundings by going to Alte Inselkirche (in Spiekeroog), Leer (Bunting Teamuseum & Schloss Evenburg) and Watt (in Baltrum).

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Norden online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wilhelmshaven to Norden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Osnabruck.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:

Osnabruck — 3 nights

Offering a wealth of history, both ancient and more modern, Osnabruck is also known for its fine dining, shopping, and variety of festivals.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gradierwerk Bad Rothenfelde (in Bad Rothenfelde), Nordhorn (Kornmuhle & Tierpark Nordhorn) and Bad Bentheim (Burg Bentheim & Sandsteinmuseum). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Zoo Osnabruck, examine the collection at Tuchmacher Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Freeden, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Johann.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Osnabruck trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Norden to Osnabruck by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Osnabruck can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Soltau.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

Soltau — 4 nights

Soltau is a mid-sized town in the Lüneburg Heath in the district of Heidekreis, in Lower Saxony, Germany.Coat of armsThe coat of arms of Soltau shows the lion of the Welf dynasty behind a red city gate. Explore Soltau's surroundings by going to Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen (in Hodenhagen), Luneburg (German Salt Museum, Historisches Lueneburger Rathaus, &more) and Wildpark Lueneburger Heide (in Hanstedt). Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Heide Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Weltvogelpark Walsrode, examine the collection at Deutsches Panzermuseum, let the kids burn off some steam at Bohme Familienpark, and engage your brain at Felto.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Soltau trip planner.

Getting from Osnabruck to Soltau by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Soltau sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Goslar.
Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:

Goslar — 4 nights

Goslar is a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany. Change things up with these side-trips from Goslar: Braunschweig (Altstadtmarkt, Jakob-Kemenate, &more) and Goldschmiede Prunkstucke (in Wolfenbuttel). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Rammelsberger Bergbaumuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Stabkirche, admire the local landmark of Der Jungbrunnen, and admire the striking features of Gildehaus der Fernhandelskaufleute.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Goslar trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Soltau to Goslar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hannover.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:

Hannover — 6 nights

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Explore Hannover's surroundings by going to Hildesheim (Wedekindhaus & St Godehard Church), Wolfsburg (Allerpark Wolfsburg, Autostadt, &more) and Hameln (Pied Piper Statue, Hameln Old Town, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Herrenhauser Garten, pause for some serene contemplation at Marktkirche, steep yourself in history at Aegidienkirche, and stroll around Eilenriede - Park.

Plan trip to Hannover with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Goslar to Hannover by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. October in Hannover sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 13:

Lower Saxony travel guide

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A land with a strong sense of tradition, Lower Saxony is the country's second largest state by area. It was created in 1946 out of a patchwork of bustling urban districts and quiet rural retreats. Most of its current territory once thrived as an independent kingdom. It was inhabited from about 1000 CE by Old Saxons (hence the name). Named somewhat confusingly, the area actually lies to the north of "Upper" Saxony. Lower Saxony boasts its own distinct character, complete with age-old culinary traditions, folk festivals, unusual local sports, and colorful ethnic costumes. Most of the region's major cities and economic hubs are in the urbanized central and southern sections, where much of the local tourism industry concentrates. The less-developed northeast remains the largest uncultivated area in the country. Large tracts of land designated as nature preserves are great for sightseeing tours of the outdoors. Don't miss a chance to vacation in the so-called Old Country: this bucolic land just south of the Elba River is noted for being one of the country’s largest fruit-farming districts.