5 days in Dusseldorf, Cologne & Bonn Itinerary

5 days in Dusseldorf, Cologne & Bonn Itinerary

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5 days in Dusseldorf, Cologne & Bonn Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Train:  11​h 15​min
1
Dusseldorf
— 1 day
Train:  30​min
2
Cologne
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
3
Bonn
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  17​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

1
day
Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 12th (Thu), look for gifts at Old Town (Altstadt), take in panoramic vistas at Rhine Tower (Rheinturm), then get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, then wander the streets of Oberkassel, and finally make a trip to Konigsallee.

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

Montreal, Canada to Dusseldorf is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in July, Dusseldorf is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

2
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), then examine the collection at National Socialism Documentation Center, and then stroll through OMS Beachclub.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne road trip app .

Cologne is just a short distance from Dusseldorf. In July, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bonn.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

OMS Beachclub
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

1
night
Bonn

Bonn ©
The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bonn trip itinerary planner .

Bonn is just a stone's throw from Cologne. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bonn

Historic Sites
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Beethoven-Haus Bonn ©
Beethoven-Haus Bonn

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