9 days in Germany Itinerary

9 days in Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Rhine-Westphalia Trip Planner

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Start: Velbert
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Velbert
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
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Dusseldorf
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
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Cologne
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
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Wuppertal
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
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Solingen
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
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Bochum
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
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Essen
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
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Velbert
— 1 day
End: Velbert

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Velbert

Velbert ©
Velbert is a large town in the district of Mettmann, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Altstadt Hattingen has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Altstadt Hattingen.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Velbert online trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Düsseldorf Airport, Dortmund Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, Weeze Airport and Münster Osnabrück Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dusseldorf.
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Altstadt Hattingen ©
Altstadt Hattingen

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Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Schloss Benrath, Rheinturm, Heinemann Confiserie, and other attractions. On the 3rd (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Stadterhebungsmonument, make a trip to Schlossturm, make a trip to Kirche St. Andreas, thenlook for gifts at Heinemann Confiserie, thentake in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Schloss Benrath.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf trip planner.

Traveling by car from Velbert to Dusseldorf takes an hour. In June in Dusseldorf, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Schloss Benrath ©
Schloss Benrath
Heinemann Confiserie ©
Heinemann Confiserie
Stadterhebungsmonument ©
Stadterhebungsmonument

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Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hohenzollern Bridge, Historische Senfmuehle, Cologne Cathedral, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, make a trip to Shrine of the Three Kings, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, thenexamine the collection at Historische Senfmuehle, and finally take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge.

To plan Cologne vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Dusseldorf to Cologne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Cologne, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Wuppertal.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums
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Shrine of the Three Kings ©
Shrine of the Three Kings
Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen ©
Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

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Wuppertal

Wuppertal ©
Though its origins date to the 12th century, Wuppertal has been at the forefront of technological development since the German Empire.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Schloss Luntenbeck as well as St. Laurentius Wuppertal. On the 5th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Laurentius Wuppertal and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Luntenbeck.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wuppertal online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Cologne to Wuppertal takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Solingen.

Things to do in Wuppertal

Historic Sites
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Schloss Luntenbeck ©
Schloss Luntenbeck
St. Laurentius Wuppertal ©
St. Laurentius Wuppertal

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Solingen

Solingen ©
Solingen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Botanischer Garten Solingen, Schloss Burg, Kunstmuseum Solingen, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): head outdoors with Botanischer Garten Solingen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Solingen, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Burg, and then find something for the whole family at Marchenwald Altenberg.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Solingen attractions planner.

Solingen is just a stone's throw from Wuppertal. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bochum.

Things to do in Solingen

Theme Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marchenwald Altenberg, Schloss Heiligenhoven
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Schloss Burg ©
Schloss Burg
Haribo Fabrikverkauf ©
Haribo Fabrikverkauf
Schloss Heiligenhoven ©
Schloss Heiligenhoven

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Bochum

Bochum ©
Once a booming mining city and a critical piece of Germany’s heavily industrialized Ruhr region, Bochum today has morphed into a major hub of the service sector.
On the 7th (Wed), examine the collection at LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg. On the next day, stop by Palais Vest, thenexamine the collection at LWL Romermuseum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Burg Vischering, and finally examine the collection at Zentrum fuer Internationale Lichtkunst Unna.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bochum driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Solingen to Bochum takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Essen.

Things to do in Bochum

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall, Zentrum fuer Internationale Lichtkunst Unna, LWL Romermuseum, Burg Vischering, LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg
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Zentrum fuer Internationale Lichtkunst Unna ©
Burg Vischering ©
Burg Vischering

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Essen

Essen ©
For centuries one of Germany's major coal and steel centers, Essen offers some of Germany's best shopping, religious sites, and historical atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen as well as CentrO. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by CentrO and then contemplate the long history of Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen.

Make your Essen itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Essen is just a stone's throw from Bochum. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Velbert.

Things to do in Essen

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

CentrO
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CentrO ©
CentrO

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Velbert

Velbert ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Altstadt Hattingen as well as St. Georg Kirche. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to St. Georg Kirche and then don't miss a visit to Altstadt Hattingen.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Velbert attractions website.

Velbert is just a stone's throw from Essen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Altstadt Hattingen ©
Altstadt Hattingen
St. Georg Kirche ©
St. Georg Kirche