42 days in Lubeck & Cologne Itinerary

42 days in Lubeck & Cologne Itinerary

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42 days in Lubeck & Cologne Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Lubeck
— 21 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Cologne
— 19 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

21
nights
Lubeck

Lubeck
Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wismar (Kirche St. Georgen, Hospitalkirche zum Heiligen Geist, & more), Schwerin (Pfaffenteich, Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), & more) and Warnemunde (Leuchtturm Warnemunde, Warnemunde Beach, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Mon) at Subtropisches Badeparadies. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), pause for some photo ops at Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal), kick back and relax at Travemunde, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lubeck trip itinerary builder tool .

Charlotte, USA to Lubeck is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Lubeck is 6 hours. In May, Lubeck is slightly colder than Charlotte - with highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Lubeck

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kiel, Schwerin, Wismar, Schleswig, Timmendorfer Strand
Find places to stay May 4 — 25:
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Ostseebad Warnemunde
Ostseebad Warnemunde
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Holstentor ©
Holstentor

19
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cologne: Burg Eltz (in Wierschem), Phantasialand (in Bruhl) and Aachen (Spatzenbrunnen, Aachen Cathedral (Dom), & more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Deutsches Eck (German Corner), take a stroll through Konigallee, and snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cologne online day trip planner .

You can fly from Lubeck to Cologne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Cologne, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bonn, Dusseldorf, Duisburg, Aachen, Cochem
Find places to stay May 25 — Jun 13:
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Room Escape Games

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