29 days in Dusseldorf, Wuppertal & Cologne Itinerary

29 days in Dusseldorf, Wuppertal & Cologne Itinerary

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29 days in Dusseldorf, Wuppertal & Cologne Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
1
Dusseldorf
— 23 nights
train:  30​min
2
Wuppertal
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Cologne
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
End: Dusseldorf

23
nights
Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dusseldorf: Bottrop (Movie Park Germany, Halde Haniel (185m), & more), Duisburg (Zoo Duisburg, Blauer See Duisburg-Bissingheim, & more) and Monchengladbach (Borussia-Park, Playpaintball Lost City, & more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, learn more about the world around you at Schloss Benrath, steep yourself in history at Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, and admire the landmark architecture of MedienHafen.

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If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major airports are Düsseldorf Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, Weeze Airport and Dortmund Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Wuppertal.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Duisburg, Essen, Oberhausen, Krefeld, Monchengladbach
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Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord ©
Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Rheinturm ©
Rheinturm

3
nights
Wuppertal

Wuppertal ©
Though its origins date to the 12th century, Wuppertal has been at the forefront of technological development since the German Empire.
On the 12th (Thu), get to know the resident critters at Zoo Wuppertal and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Nordbahntrasse, buy something for everyone on your list at Ruhr Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get to know the resident critters at Zoom Erlebniswelt.

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Wuppertal is very close to Dusseldorf. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Wuppertal

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bochum, Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen, Westfalenpark, Zoom Erlebniswelt
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Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen ©
Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen
Room Escape Games
Zoom Erlebniswelt ©
Zoom Erlebniswelt

2
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
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: Burg Thurant (in Alken), Burg Eltz (in Wierschem) and Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kolner Dom, make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, get in on the family fun at Phantasialand, and explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cologne trip maker website .

Cologne is very close to Wuppertal. In September in Cologne, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Burg Eltz, Burg Thurant, Deutsches Eck (German Corner), Reichsburg Cochem, Phantasialand
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Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

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