8 days in Cologne & Berlin Itinerary

8 days in Cologne & Berlin Itinerary

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Manchester
Fly:
4​h 15​min
Cologne
— 3 nights
Fly:
3​h
Berlin
— 5 nights
Fly:
5​h
Manchester

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2
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Cologne


Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, look for gifts at Tonger - Haus der Musik, then look for gifts at Old Town (Altstadt), and finally look for gifts at Heinemann Confiserie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Koechemarkt Bad Neuenahr, get into the urban bustle at Bundeskunsthalle, then steep yourself in history at Villa Hammerschmidt, and finally look for gifts at Kölner Weinkeller.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cologne vacation builder.

Manchester, UK to Cologne is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Cologne due to the time zone difference. April in Cologne sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Cologne

Shopping, Sightseeing, Historic Sites
SIDE TRIPS : Bonn, Dusseldorf, Koechemarkt Bad Neuenahr
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6
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Berlin


The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam) and Friedrichstrasse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Fassbender & Rausch Chocolatiers am Gendarmenmarkt or Konditorei Rabien. Go for a jaunt from Berlin to Lubben to see Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz about 1:20 hours away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus, explore the wide array of goods at Kaufhaus des Westens, see the interesting displays at Pergamonmuseum, and take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Cologne to Berlin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping, Sightseeing, Parks, Museums
SIDE TRIP : Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz
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