8 days in Bremen, Hamburg & Hannover Itinerary

8 days in Bremen, Hamburg & Hannover Itinerary

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8 days in Bremen, Hamburg & Hannover Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  7 h
1
Bremen
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Hamburg
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Hannover
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Bremen
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
End: Athens

few
hours
Bremen

Bremen
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bremen route app.

Athens, Greece to Bremen is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in June, things will get little chillier in Bremen: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. You will leave for Hamburg on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Bremen

Museums Nightlife Parks

3
nights
Hamburg

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harrys Hamburger Hafenbasar and Moenckebergstrasse Shopping. Visit Alter Elbtunnel and St. Petri Kirche for their historical value. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, stop by Alsterhaus Hamburg, take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, and ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hamburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Bremen to Hamburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hamburg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hannover.

Things to do in Hamburg

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

2
nights
Hannover

Hannover ©
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Herzogschloss Celle, then appreciate the history behind Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Herrenhaeuser Garten, take in nature's colorful creations at Berggarten, and then stop by Markthalle.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hannover trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Hannover takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hannover can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bremen.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen, Herzogschloss Celle, Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen
Highlights from your plan
Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen ©
Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen
Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen ©
Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen
Herzogschloss Celle ©
Herzogschloss Celle

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night
Bremen

Bremen ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Der Bremer Roland, get a sense of history and politics at Bremer Rathaus, then get to know the fascinating history of Historische Altstadt, and finally walk around Burgerpark.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bremen day trip planning site.

You can drive from Hannover to Bremen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bremen

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Burgerpark ©
Burgerpark
Historische Altstadt ©
Historische Altstadt
Bremer Rathaus ©
Bremer Rathaus

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