29 days in Dusseldorf, Wuppertal & Cologne Itinerary

29 days in Dusseldorf, Wuppertal & Cologne Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dusseldorf
1
Dusseldorf
— 23 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Wuppertal
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Cologne
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
End: Dusseldorf

23
nights
Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dusseldorf: Duisburg (Zoo Duisburg, Blauer See Duisburg-Bissingheim, &more), Monchengladbach (BORUSSIA-PARK, Playpaintball Lost City, &more) and Bottrop (Movie Park Germany, Halde Haniel (185m), &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, examine the collection at Classic Remise Dusseldorf, learn more about the world around you at Schloss Benrath, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dusseldorf tour itinerary maker tool.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Düsseldorf Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, Weeze Airport and Dortmund Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Wuppertal.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Duisburg, Oberhausen, Essen, Krefeld, Monchengladbach
Highlights from your plan
Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord ©
Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee

3
nights
Wuppertal

Wuppertal ©
Though its origins date to the 12th century, Wuppertal has been at the forefront of technological development since the German Empire.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Wuppertal and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at Nordbahntrasse, buy something for everyone on your list at Ruhr Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoom Erlebniswelt.

Plan my day in Wuppertal using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Wuppertal is very close to Dusseldorf. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Cologne.

Things to do in Wuppertal

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bochum, Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen, Westfalenpark, Zoom Erlebniswelt
Highlights from your plan
Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen ©
Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen
Room Escape Games
Westfalenpark ©
Westfalenpark

2
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cologne: Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem), Eltz Castle (in Wierschem) and Thurant Castle (in Alken). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, get in on the family fun at Phantasialand, and make a trip to Deutsches Eck (German Corner).

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cologne road trip website.

Cologne is just a short distance from Wuppertal. In September, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Deutsches Eck (German Corner), Phantasialand, Reichsburg Cochem, Eltz Castle, Thurant Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

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