8 days in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania Itinerary

8 days in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Hamburg Helmut Schmidt Airport, Drive to Schwerin
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Schwerin
— 1 day
Drive
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Rostock
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seebad Heringsdorf, Usedom Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Sagard, Rugen Island
— 3 nights
Drive to Heringsdorf Airport, Fly to Atlanta

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Schwerin — 1 day

Schwerin is the capital and second-largest city of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Schwerin Cathedral and then explore the historical opulence of Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss).

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Schwerin trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Schwerin is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Schwerin due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Atlanta in April, with highs in Schwerin at 56°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Rostock.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

Rostock — 2 nights

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Archaologisches Freilichtmuseum Gross Raden, kick back and relax at Ostsee-Strand Von Rerik, and then kick back and relax at Kuhlungsborn Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Warnemunde Lighthouse, get outside with Ostseebad Warnemunde, and then kick back and relax at Strand Warnemunde.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rostock trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Schwerin to Rostock takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Rostock sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seebad Heringsdorf.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Seebad Heringsdorf, Usedom Island — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): head outdoors with Heringsdorfer Strand, then look for all kinds of wild species at Loddiner Hoft, and then see the interesting displays at Naturerlebniswelt.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seebad Heringsdorf day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rostock to Seebad Heringsdorf takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Rostock in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seebad Heringsdorf, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sagard.
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Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

Sagard, Rugen Island — 3 nights

Sagard is a municipality in the Vorpommern-Rügen district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.HistorySagard is first mentioned in 1250 as Zagard. On the 14th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Kap Arkona and then cruise along Kreidemuseum Rügen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dorfkirche Bobbin and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sagard holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Seebad Heringsdorf to Sagard takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can travel. In April, daytime highs in Sagard are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trips
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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Castles
Claiming to be Germany's "must-sea" vacation destination, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania boasts nearly 2,000 km (1,243 mi) of coastline. Seaside resorts, sandy beaches, World Heritage-listed towns, and unspoiled natural areas are all within a seashell's throw. Take just a short drive from the Baltic Sea to start exploring one of continental Europe's largest unbroken areas of rivers and lakes. Deeper inland, the region's countryside is a colorful mosaic of small towns and sleepy villages. The surrounding rugged hills, sparkling lakes, and rivers were formed by glacial activity ages ago. A land rich in history and culture, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania contains more than 2,000 palaces, stately homes, and lavish gardens. Many now serve as venues for the state's array of things to do, including concerts, festivals, open-air operettas, and theatre performances. Rent a canoe to sail one of the region's countless lakes, or take a trip from the north of the state all the way to Berlin through the network of interconnected waterways.
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