7 days in Germany, Maastricht & Liege Itinerary

7 days in Germany, Maastricht & Liege Itinerary

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7 days in Germany, Maastricht & Liege Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf, Germany
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Maastricht, Holland
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Liege, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Aachen, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
End: Dusseldorf, Germany

1
day
Maastricht, Holland

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, then Head underground at Maastricht Underground, then make a trip to Boekhandel Dominicanen, and finally don't miss a visit to Vrijthof.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Maastricht trip itinerary planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Maastricht is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Liege.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Netherlands American Cemetery
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Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Vrijthof ©
Vrijthof
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery

1
night
Liege, Belgium

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Ardennes American Cemetery, admire the striking features of Gare de Liege-Guillemins, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Coteaux de la Citadelle, and finally don't miss a visit to Montagne de Bueren.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Liege holiday website .

Liege is just a short distance from Maastricht. October in Liege sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Aachen.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ardennes American Cemetery
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Coteaux de la Citadelle ©
Coteaux de la Citadelle
Gare de Liege-Guillemins ©
Gare de Liege-Guillemins
Montagne de Bueren ©
Montagne de Bueren

3
nights
Aachen, Germany

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aachen: Trier (Konstantinbasilika, Porta Nigra, & more) and Mosel Valley (in Bernkastel-Kues). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Aachen Cathedral (Dom) and steep yourself in history at Aachener Rathaus.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Aachen vacation builder site .

Aachen is very close to Liege. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Aachen

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Trier, Mosel Valley
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Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral

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night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then admire the striking features of Kolner Dom, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip planner .

You can take a train from Aachen to Cologne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Cologne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

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night
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 12th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St Cacilia Benrath, then take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm, then get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, and finally shop like a local with Konigsallee.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf road trip planning site .

Dusseldorf is very close to Cologne. In October, daytime highs in Dusseldorf are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Rheinturm ©
Rheinturm
Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee

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