5 days in Dusseldorf & Cologne Itinerary

5 days in Dusseldorf & Cologne Itinerary

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Dusseldorf
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Cologne
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Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St Cacilia Benrath, meet the residents at Wildpark Grafenberg, admire the landmark architecture of MedienHafen, then get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, and finally see the interesting displays at Mahn- und Gedenkstatte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Dusseldorf, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm, then stop by Altstadt, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Konigsallee.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf holiday planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Düsseldorf Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, Weeze Airport and Dortmund Airport. In July, daytime highs in Dusseldorf are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
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Classic Remise Dusseldorf ©
Classic Remise Dusseldorf
Wildpark Grafenberg ©
Wildpark Grafenberg
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade

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Cologne

Cologne ©

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Koelner Zoo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cologne tour builder site.

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Cologne in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Koelner Zoo ©
Koelner Zoo

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