31 days in North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

31 days in North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

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31 days in North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

Start: Isparta, Turkey
Drive + Fly:  9​h
1
Dusseldorf
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Aachen
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Koenigswinter
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Muenster
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Detmold
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: Isparta, Turkey

7
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: Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen (in Essen), Cologne (Taubenbrunnen, Cologne Cathedral, & more) and Bonn (Bonner Munster, Beethoven House, & more). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, don't miss a visit to Obertor, see the interesting displays at Mahn- und Gedenkstatte, and stop by Altstadt.

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Isparta, Turkey to Dusseldorf is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Isparta, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dusseldorf, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aachen.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cologne, Bonn, Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, Obertor
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Rheinturm ©
Rheinturm
Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee

6
nights
Aachen

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Explore Aachen's surroundings by going to Phantasialand (in Bruhl), Playpaintball Jungle (in Mechernich) and Kall (Basilika Steinfeld & Ausweichsitz Landesregierung NRW Dokumentationsstatte). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aachen Cathedral (Dom), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Aachen.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aachen route builder website .

Getting from Dusseldorf to Aachen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Aachen can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Koenigswinter.

Things to do in Aachen

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Monschau, Kall, Schleiden, Tierpark Alsdorf, Playpaintball Jungle
Highlights from your plan
Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Aachener Rathaus ©
Aachener Rathaus

4
nights
Koenigswinter

Koenigswinter ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Kirche Lieberhausen (in Gummersbach), Aggertalhohle Runderoth (in Engelskirchen) and Waldfreibad Much (in Much).

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Koenigswinter online itinerary planner .

Drive from Aachen to Koenigswinter in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Muenster.

Things to do in Koenigswinter

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Waldfreibad Much, Kirche Lieberhausen, Aggertalhohle Runderoth, Stadtbucherei Ludenscheid, Krombacher Brauerei
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Drachenburg ©
Schloss Drachenburg
Drachenfels ©
Drachenfels
Drachenfelsbahn ©
Drachenfelsbahn

6
nights
Muenster

Muenster ©
Though relatively small and often overlooked by tourists, Muenster offers an interesting combination of a hip social scene and visible medieval history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rheine (Sankt Antonius Basilika & NaturZoo Rheine), Alter Kirchplatz (in Gutersloh) and Bielefeld (Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen, X-it-ADVENTURES, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Aasee, see the interesting displays at LWL-Museum fur Kunst und Kultur, browse the eclectic array of goods at Wochenmarkt Muenster, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Lambert's Church.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Muenster trip planner .

You can drive from Koenigswinter to Muenster in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Muenster can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Detmold.

Things to do in Muenster

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bielefeld, Rheine, Maschinen- und Heimatmuseum Eslohe, Moehnesee, Alter Kirchplatz
Highlights from your plan
Aasee ©
Aasee
Wochenmarkt Muenster ©
Wochenmarkt Muenster

7
nights
Detmold

Detmold ©
Detmold is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with a population of about 73,400 (2013). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detmold: Schnurstracks Kletterpark Rietberg (in Rietberg), Grune Winkel (in Lippstadt) and Paderborn (Room Escape Games, Marktkirche, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Hermannsdenkmal, see the interesting displays at LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold (LWL Freilichtmuseum Detmold), stroll around Barfusspfad Bad Wuennenberg, and head outdoors with Palaisgarten Detmold.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Detmold day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Muenster to Detmold takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Detmold

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paderborn, Oerlinghausen, Erlebnis Gradierwerk, Barfusspfad Bad Wuennenberg, Puppen Museums Cafe
Highlights from your plan
Hermannsdenkmal ©
Hermannsdenkmal
Lippisches Landesmuseum Detmold ©
Lippisches Landesmuseum Detmold