7 days in Cologne & Frankfurt Itinerary

7 days in Cologne & Frankfurt Itinerary

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7 days in Cologne & Frankfurt Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Cologne
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Frankfurt
— 5 nights
End: Frankfurt

1
night
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Socialism Documentation Center, then get to know the resident critters at Koelner Zoo, and then get a new perspective on nature at Schloss Benrath. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, and then get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum).

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Cologne travel route planner .

Frankfurt to Cologne is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April in Cologne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Schloss Benrath
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Schloss Benrath ©
Schloss Benrath
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

5
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Take a break from the city and head to Neroberg and Langener Waldsee. Appreciate the collections at Staedel Museum and Liebieghaus. Step out of Frankfurt to go to Gersfeld and see Wasserkuppe Gersfeld, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Romer, look for all kinds of wild species at Weilbacher Kiesgruben, take an in-depth tour of Zeppelin Museum, and see the interesting displays at Museum Eschborn.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip maker tool .

Take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Museum Eschborn, Zeppelin Museum, Weilbacher Kiesgruben, Wildpark Alte Fasanerie Klein-Auheim, Wasserkuppe Gersfeld
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Wasserkuppe Gersfeld ©
Wasserkuppe Gersfeld

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