7 days in Frankfurt & Cologne Itinerary

7 days in Frankfurt & Cologne Itinerary

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7 days in Frankfurt & Cologne Itinerary

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

3
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Villa Metzler, Eiserner Steg, Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), and other attractions. Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (Marienburg Fortress, Alte Mainbruecke, & more), Luisenpark Mannheim (in Mannheim) and Heidelberg (Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), Altstadt (Old Town), & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), admire the striking features of Main Tower, and explore and take pictures at Commerzbank-Arena.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt journey builder app .

In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Wurzburg, Luisenpark Mannheim
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Romer ©
Romer

3
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Museum of Applied Art (Museum fur Angewandte Kunst) has been added to your itinerary. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, make a trip to Deutsches Eck (German Corner), and then step into the grandiose world of Burg Eltz.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Deutsches Eck (German Corner), Burg Eltz
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Burg Eltz ©
Burg Eltz
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

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