29 days in Dusseldorf, Wuppertal & Cologne Itinerary

29 days in Dusseldorf, Wuppertal & Cologne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Rhine-Westphalia vacation planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Dusseldorf
— 23 nights
2
Wuppertal
— 3 nights
3
Cologne
— 2 nights

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). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, learn more about the world around you at Schloss Benrath, admire the landmark architecture of MedienHafen, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rheinturm.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dusseldorf tour itinerary maker tool.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports 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) early enough to drive to Wuppertal.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Duisburg, Oberhausen, Essen, Bottrop, Krefeld
Find places to stay Aug 19 — Sep 11:
Highlights from your plan
Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord ©
Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Wuppertal and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen. On 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 learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoom Erlebniswelt.

Plan my day in Wuppertal using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Wuppertal in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Cologne.

Things to do in Wuppertal

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails

Side Trips

Bochum, Zoom Erlebniswelt, Westfalenpark, Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen ©
Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen
Room Escape Games
Westfalenpark ©
Westfalenpark

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: Thurant Castle (in Alken), Eltz Castle (in Wierschem) and Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, get in on the family fun at Phantasialand, don't miss a visit to Deutsches Eck (German Corner), and explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne road trip site.

Traveling by train from Wuppertal to Cologne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Cologne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Deutsches Eck (German Corner), Thurant Castle, Eltz Castle, Phantasialand, Reichsburg Cochem
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand

Similar plans

4 days in Dusseldorf BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 10 days in Frankfurt & Dusseldorf BY A USER FROM IRAN September, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Dusseldorf BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Dusseldorf BY A USER FROM NIGERIA October, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: October, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Amsterdam & Dusseldorf BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 10 days in Dusseldorf & Hamburg BY A USER FROM IRAN September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 35 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Dusseldorf BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Dusseldorf BY A USER FROM ALGERIA August, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Dusseldorf BY A USER FROM GHANA August, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Dusseldorf BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans