6 days in North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

6 days in North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

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6 days in North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Train:  1 h 15 min
1
Aachen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Wuppertal
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Dusseldorf
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Brussels

1
night
Aachen

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
On the 26th (Wed), get outside with Teverener Heide, then make a trip to Elisenbrunnen, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally make a trip to Markt. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Aachener Rathaus, then take an in-depth tour of Centre Charlemagne, and then get in on the family fun at Phantasialand.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Aachen road trip app .

Brussels, Belgium to Aachen is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Wuppertal.

Things to do in Aachen

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Phantasialand, Teverener Heide
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Aachener Rathaus ©
Aachener Rathaus
Spas

2
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 28th (Fri): examine the collection at German Mining Museum, see the interesting displays at Zeiss Planetarium, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Nordbahntrasse, and finally wander the streets of Briller Viertel. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Zoo Wuppertal, examine the collection at Neanderthal Museum, then play a few rounds at Golf Club Mettmann, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Burg.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Wuppertal route planner.

Drive from Aachen to Wuppertal in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a train to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Wuppertal

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bochum, Mettmann, Schloss Burg
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German Mining Museum ©
German Mining Museum
Schloss Burg ©
Schloss Burg
Neanderthal Museum ©
Neanderthal Museum

2
nights
Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 1st (Sun), snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, then examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, and finally see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Dusseldorf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take a stroll through Konigsallee, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then get outside with Sportpark Duisburg.

To find where to stay, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf day trip website .

Dusseldorf is just a stone's throw from Wuppertal. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cologne, Sportpark Duisburg
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Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum