Cologne trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
City of Churches
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral. Its twin spires helped secure it a spot on the World Heritage list. Cologne was established nearly two millennia ago as the capital city of an ancient Roman province. This major cultural center is home to more than 30 renowned museums and hundreds of art galleries. The city's deep appreciation for fine art allows residents and tourists to experience a wide range of exhibits from showcases of local archeological artifacts to interactive exhibits of contemporary graphics to modern sculpture. Regarded as one of the nation's most liberal and diverse cities, Cologne thrives as an ever-expanding media, tourism, and business hotspot. Reduced to rubble at the end of World War II, Cologne now boasts a cityscape of ancient Roman walls, restored medieval churches, and avant-garde structures. Cologne is in North Rhine-Westphalia. Take stress off the schedule by using our Germany trip planner .
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Cologne
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Cologne tours
Rhine Valley Trip from Frankfurt including Rhine River Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $101
Duration: 7 hours 45 minutes
Frankfurt Super Saver: City Highlights Tour plus Full-Day Rhine Valley Trip and Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $124
Duration: 9 hours
Frankfurt City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $17
Duration: 8 hours
View all >
Side trips from Cologne
Hidden gems in Cologne
View all >
View all >
View all >
Places to visit with Cologne
Recently planned trips to Cologne
18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 45 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in France, Germany & Brussels BY A USER FROM FRANCE December, outdoors, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Belgium, Germany & Innsbruck BY A USER FROM MEXICO August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Cologne & Bonn BY A USER FROM EGYPT February, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced