7 days in Ankara, Cologne & Dusseldorf Itinerary

7 days in Ankara, Cologne & Dusseldorf Itinerary

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Ankara, Turkey
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 2 nights

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Ankara, Turkey

Ankara ©

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, take an in-depth tour of Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tacettin Sultan Cami, then steep yourself in history at Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Eymir Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Mohair&Angora Flagship Store, take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, and then let little ones run wild at Da Vinci Board Game Cafe.

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If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiport is Esenboğa International Airport. July in Ankara sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature
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Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
Da Vinci Board Game Cafe ©
Da Vinci Board Game Cafe

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cologne: SinnesWald (in Leichlingen), 66 Minuten - Theater Adventures (in Neuwied) and Deutsches Eck (German Corner) (in Koblenz). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, have some family-friendly fun at Glowing Rooms 3D Schwarzlicht Minigolf, explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, and get in on the family fun at Phantasialand.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne trip planner.

Getting from Ankara to Cologne by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ankara to Cologne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ankara in July, plan for colder nights in Cologne, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
66 Minuten - Theater Adventures ©
66 Minuten - Theater Adventures

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Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm, get your game on at Playpaintball Lost City, and then get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St Cacilia Benrath, then have some family-friendly fun at Glowing Rooms 3D Schwarzlicht Minigolf, and then take a stroll through Konigsallee.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Dusseldorf takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Playpaintball Lost City ©
Playpaintball Lost City
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Rheinturm ©
Rheinturm

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