22 days in Germany, Billund & Kristiansand Itinerary

22 days in Germany, Billund & Kristiansand Itinerary

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Kiel, Germany
— 1 night
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Billund, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Kristiansand, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive
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Eckernforde, Germany
— 1 night
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Kiel, Germany
— 1 night
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Bottrop, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Speyer, Germany
— 4 nights
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Zirndorf, Germany
— 1 night
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Hannover, Germany
— 4 nights
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Kiel, Germany
— 1 night
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Kiel, Germany — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): find something for the whole family at HANSA-PARK, then learn about all things military at U-Boot U 995, and then appreciate the history behind Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal).

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kiel trip maker site.

Berlin to Kiel is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll set off for Billund on the 31st (Sun).
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Billund, Denmark — 3 nights

Billund centers around everything LEGGO, as the seat of the internationally renowed company's headquarters (and also home to the Billund airport, built by the LEGGO company).
Kids will enjoy LEGOLAND Billund and Egeskov Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Billund side-trips: Givskud Zoo Zootopia (in Give) and Odense ZOO (in Odense). And it doesn't end there: catch some excitement at LEGO House, examine the collection at Teddy Bear Art Museum, and make a splash at Lalandia.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Billund itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kiel to Billund takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Billund, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kristiansand.
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Kristiansand, Norway — 3 nights

Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Attractions like Dyreparken and Ravnedalen Naturpark make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ansgarkapellet, pause for some serene contemplation at Som Church, make a trip to Fiskebrygga, and trek along Baneheia.

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Drive from Billund to Kristiansand in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Kristiansand sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Eckernforde.
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Eckernforde, Germany — 1 night

Eckernförde is a German town in Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde, on the coast of the Baltic Sea approximately 30 km northwest of Kiel. For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Eckernforde tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Kristiansand to Eckernforde in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Kiel.
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Kiel, Germany — 1 night

On the 8th (Mon), contemplate the long history of U-Boot U 995 and then appreciate the history behind Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal).

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kiel trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eckernforde to Kiel in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Bottrop.
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Bottrop, Germany — 1 night

Bottrop is a city in west central Germany, on the Rhine-Herne Canal, in North Rhine-Westphalia. On the 9th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Freizeitpark Schloss Beck.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bottrop trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kiel to Bottrop takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Speyer.
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Speyer, Germany — 4 nights

With origins in the days of the Roman Empire and a religious history dating as far back as the 4th century, Speyer has long been known for its role as a hotbed of ecclesiastical reform.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Porta Nigra and St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom). Venture out of the city with trips to Waidsee (in Weinheim), Luisenpark (in Mannheim) and Trier (Hauptmarkt, Kaiserthermen, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Speyer Cathedral, examine the collection at Historisches Museum der Pfalz Speyer, and walk around Mannheimer Wasserturm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Speyer trip planner.

You can fly from Bottrop to Speyer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly to Zirndorf.
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Zirndorf, Germany — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsturm Alte Veste, get in on the family fun at Playmobil-FunPark, then look for gifts at Eisboutique, and finally make a trip to Rathaus.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zirndorf online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Speyer to Zirndorf takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Zirndorf, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hannover.
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Hannover, Germany — 4 nights

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Attractions like Heide Park and Erlebnis Zoo Hannover make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Hannover side-trips: Bremen (Der Bremer Roland, Bremer Rathaus, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Herrenhauser Garten, walk around Eilenriede - Park, appreciate the history behind Luther statue, and explore the activities along Maschsee.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Hannover trip planner.

Traveling by train from Zirndorf to Hannover takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kiel.
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Kiel, Germany — 1 night

On the 20th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then appreciate the history behind Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal), and then brush up on your military savvy at U-Boot U 995.

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Traveling by car from Hannover to Kiel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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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