12 days in Frankfurt, Siegen & Cologne Itinerary

12 days in Frankfurt, Siegen & Cologne Itinerary

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12 days in Frankfurt, Siegen & Cologne Itinerary

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Frankfurt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Siegen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Cologne
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Izmir, Turkey

2
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Hardenburg. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dreikonigskirche, see the interesting displays at Geldmuseum, stroll the grounds of Hauptfriedhof, then step into the grandiose world of Holzhausenschlosschen, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Jewish Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Huhnermarkt.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt tour planning app .

Izmir, Turkey to Frankfurt is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Izmir to Frankfurt, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Siegen.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Burgruine Hardenburg, Wernerkapelle, Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, Schloss Schoenburg, Ruine Königstein
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Burg Pfalzgrafenstein ©
Burg Pfalzgrafenstein
Burgruine Hardenburg ©
Burgruine Hardenburg
Wernerkapelle ©
Wernerkapelle

4
nights
Siegen

Siegen ©
Siegen is a city in Germany, in the south Westphalian part of North Rhine-Westphalia.It is located in the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein in the Arnsberg region. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Anbetungskirche and Stoffelpark. Get a sense of the local culture at Nikolaikirche and Aktives Museum Sudwestfalen e. V.. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siegen: Kursaalgebaude (in Bad Ems), Herbstlabyrinth Breitscheid (in Breitscheid) and Burgruine Windeck (in Windeck). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Sieg Carre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche Lieberhausen, make a trip to Monte Schlacko, and trek along Kroppacher Schweiz.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Siegen vacation website .

Getting from Frankfurt to Siegen by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Frankfurt in September, plan for little chillier days in Siegen, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Siegen

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Burgruine Windeck, Kroppacher Schweiz, Anbetungskirche, Kirche Lieberhausen, Kursaalgebaude
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Nikolaikirche ©
Nikolaikirche
Anbetungskirche ©
Anbetungskirche
Autobahnkirche Siegerland ©
Autobahnkirche Siegerland

4
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilika St. Aposteln and Maria Laach Abbey. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Maria im Kapitol and Vier Turme. Change things up with these side-trips from Cologne: Castle Vischering (in Ludinghausen), Schloss Nordkirchen (in Nordkirchen) and Zeche Nachtigall (in Witten). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Gorresplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cologne Central Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Brauweiler Abbey, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Paffendorf.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne day trip website .

Traveling by car from Siegen to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Siegen in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cologne: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Koblenz, Cherry Blossom, Brauweiler Abbey, Maria Laach Abbey, Schloss Nordkirchen
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St. Maria im Kapitol ©
St. Maria im Kapitol
Schloss Nordkirchen ©
Schloss Nordkirchen
Maria Laach Abbey ©
Maria Laach Abbey

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