9 days in Frankfurt & Cologne Itinerary

9 days in Frankfurt & Cologne Itinerary

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Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  14 h
1
Frankfurt
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Cologne
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Kathmandu

4
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Altstadt and Würzburg Residence. Get a sense of the local culture at Town Walls and Schloss Heidelberg. Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Neroberg (in Wiesbaden), Wurzburg (Rathaus Wuerzburg & Fortress Marienberg) and Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald (in Bad Wildbad). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, make a trip to Fountain of Justice, admire the landmark architecture of Romer, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Johanniskirche.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Frankfurt online route planner.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Frankfurt is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 4.8 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Kathmandu in October: highs in Frankfurt hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Rothenburg, Schloss Heidelberg, Neroberg, Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

3
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Get some cultural insight at Cologne Cathedral and Chocolate Museum. Get some historical perspective at Aachen Cathedral and Eltz Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Cologne: Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun (in Daun), Wahner Heide (in Troisdorf) and Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at Lindenthaler Tierpark.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Cologne trip builder site.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Cologne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun, Wahner Heide, Eltz Castle, Reichsburg Cochem, Aachen Cathedral
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle

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