13 days in Germany, Copenhagen & Kalmar Itinerary

13 days in Germany, Copenhagen & Kalmar Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
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Kalmar, Sweden
— 4 nights
Drive
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Herford, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 1 night

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 3rd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, then contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary planning tool.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kalmar.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Kalmar, Sweden — 4 nights

Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Kalmar is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Kalmar Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalmar Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Stortorget.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kalmar trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Copenhagen to Kalmar takes 4 hours. Traveling from Copenhagen in September, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Kalmar. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Copenhagen.
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Historic Sites
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

On the 9th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Christiansborg Slot.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kalmar to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Cologne.
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Historic Sites
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Cologne, Germany — 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Rheinpromenade, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Phantasialand.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne day trip tool.

Getting from Copenhagen to Cologne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Herford.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Herford, Germany — 2 nights

Herford is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the lowlands between the hill chains of the Wiehen Hills and the Teutoburg Forest. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): cruise along Bali Therme, make a trip to Emperor William Monument, then wander the streets of Hameln Old Town, and finally make a trip to Hochzeitshaus Hameln. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at MARTa Herford and then indulge in some personalized pampering at H2O Herford.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Herford trip builder tool.

Drive from Cologne to Herford in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Berlin.
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Scenic Drive · Neighborhoods · Spas · Outdoors
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Berlin, Germany — 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip builder app.

Drive from Herford to Berlin in 4 hours. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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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