8 days in North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

8 days in North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

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8 days in North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  18​h
1
Dusseldorf
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mechernich
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Detmold
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Muenster
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Karachi

1
night
Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Phantasialand and then admire the striking features of Kolner Dom. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Altes Rathaus, contemplate the long history of Schloss Augustusburg, admire the striking features of Gross St. Martin, take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Three Kings, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Glowing Rooms 3D Schwarzlicht Minigolf.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf vacation planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Dusseldorf is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Karachi in August, plan for slightly colder days in Dusseldorf, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mechernich.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cologne, Bruhl, Altes Rathaus
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Gross St. Martin ©
Gross St. Martin
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand

1
night
Mechernich

Mechernich ©
Mechernich is a town in the district of Euskirchen in the south of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stroll around Eifel National Park, then examine the collection at LVR-Freilichtmuseum Kommern, and then have some family-friendly fun at Playpaintball Jungle.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mechernich travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Mechernich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Detmold.

Things to do in Mechernich

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trip

Eifel National Park
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Playpaintball Jungle ©
Playpaintball Jungle
Kommern Open Air Museum ©
Kommern Open Air Museum
Eifel National Park ©
Eifel National Park

2
nights
Detmold

Detmold ©
Detmold is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with a population of about 73,400 (2013). On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Hermannsdenkmal, examine the collection at LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold (LWL Freilichtmuseum Detmold), then head outdoors with Externsteine, then examine the collection at HNF MuseumsForum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paderborn Cathedral (Dom zu Paderborn). Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Adlerwarte Berlebeck, make a trip to Erlebnis Gradierwerk, then walk around Kurpark, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tonsberg.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Detmold journey maker app .

Drive from Mechernich to Detmold in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Detmold can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Muenster.

Things to do in Detmold

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Paderborn, Bad Salzuflen, Externsteine, Tonsberg
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Kurpark ©
Kurpark
Hermannsdenkmal ©
Hermannsdenkmal

2
nights
Muenster

Muenster ©
Though relatively small and often overlooked by tourists, Muenster offers an interesting combination of a hip social scene and visible medieval history.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden Munster, see the interesting displays at LWL-Museum fur Kunst und Kultur, browse the eclectic array of goods at Wochenmarkt Muenster, admire the striking features of Friedenssaal - Peace Hall, then admire the striking features of Historisches Rathaus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Lambert's Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Muenster tour app .

You can drive from Detmold to Muenster in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Muenster

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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St Lambert's Church ©
St Lambert's Church
Botanical Garden Munster ©
Botanical Garden Munster
Wochenmarkt Muenster ©
Wochenmarkt Muenster

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