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 NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, 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 Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Schloss Benrath
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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 Wasserkuppe. Appreciate the collections at Stadel Museum and German Film Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Romer, see the interesting displays at Zeppelin Museum Zeppelinheim, admire the masterpieces at Museum MMK fur Moderne Kunst, and get to know the resident critters at Wildpark Alte Fasanerie Klein-Auheim.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip planning website .

Take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Neroberg, Museum Eschborn, Wasserkuppe, Weilbacher Kiesgruben, Zeppelin Museum Zeppelinheim
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
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Liebieghaus
Neroberg ©
Neroberg

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