12 days in Dusseldorf & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Dusseldorf & Paris Itinerary

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12 days in Dusseldorf & Paris Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly + Train:  11​h
1
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  4​h
2
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

4
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Venture out of the city with trips to X-it-ADVENTURES (in Bielefeld), Burg Eltz (in Wierschem) and Cologne (Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne Cathedral, & more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal, see the interesting displays at Mahn- und Gedenkstatte, take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St Cacilia Benrath.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dusseldorf sightseeing planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Dusseldorf is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Dusseldorf due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, you will find days in Dusseldorf are cooler (11°C), and nights are slightly colder (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cologne, Eltz Castle, Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal, X-it-ADVENTURES - Escape Room Bielefeld
Highlights from your plan
X-it-ADVENTURES - Escape Room Bielefeld ©
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

6
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Montmartre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Dusseldorf to Paris by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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