6 days in Germany & Maastricht Itinerary

6 days in Germany & Maastricht Itinerary

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6 days in Germany & Maastricht Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
1
Aachen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Maastricht, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bonn, Germany
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Porto, Portugal

1
night
Aachen, Germany

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
On the 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Markt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Puppenbrunnen, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Aachener Rathaus.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Aachen trip itinerary planner.

Porto, Portugal to Aachen is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Aachen. Traveling from Porto in December, expect Aachen to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Aachen

Historic Sites Spas Fun & Games
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Aachener Rathaus ©
Aachener Rathaus
Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral
Room Escape Games

1
night
Maastricht, Holland

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady, explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Servatius, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Sint Pieter.

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Traveling by car from Aachen to Maastricht takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Maastricht are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bonn.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Netherlands American Cemetery
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Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Basilica of Our Lady ©
Basilica of Our Lady
Basilica of St. Servatius ©
Basilica of St. Servatius

1
night
Bonn, Germany

Bonn ©
The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
On the 30th (Mon), make a trip to Altes Rathaus, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, walk around Rheinaue, then steep yourself in history at Beethoven-Haus Bonn, and finally don't miss a visit to Bonner Munster.

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Traveling by car from Maastricht to Bonn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Bonn can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Bonn

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Bonner Munster ©
Bonner Munster
Beethoven-Haus Bonn ©
Beethoven-Haus Bonn
Rheinaue ©
Rheinaue

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 31st (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Saint Gereon's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Three Kings, and finally steep yourself in history at Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Melaten-Friedhof, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gross St. Martin, and then delve into the distant past at Praetorium.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne road trip planner .

Cologne is just a stone's throw from Bonn. In December in Cologne, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Shrine of the Three Kings ©
Shrine of the Three Kings
Melaten-Friedhof
Melaten-Friedhof

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