5 days in North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

5 days in North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

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5 days in North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Train:  1​h 30​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Frankfurt


Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Visiting Drachenfels and Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Wildpark (in Cologne), Phantasialand (in Bruhl) and Sengbachtalsperre (in Solingen). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Teverener Heide, identify plant and animal life at Bergehalde Grosses Holz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter und Paul, and grab your bike and head to Promenade.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dusseldorf itinerary maker website .

Frankfurt to Dusseldorf is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Detmold.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Promenade, Teverener Heide, Sengbachtalsperre, Schumannhaus, Phantasialand
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Phantasialand ©
Drachenfels ©
Emsdettener Venn ©
Emsdettener Venn


Detmold ©
Detmold is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with a population of about 73,400 (2013). On the 20th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Adlerwarte Berlebeck, then get outside with Externsteine, and then don't miss a visit to Hermannsdenkmal.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Detmold trip planner .

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Detmold in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Detmold can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Detmold

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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Externsteine ©
Adlerwarte Berlebeck ©
Adlerwarte Berlebeck
Hermannsdenkmal ©