12 days in Dinant, Luxembourg City & Cologne Itinerary

12 days in Dinant, Luxembourg City & Cologne Itinerary

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Dinant, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 4 nights

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Dinant, Belgium

Dinant ©
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Abbaye d'Orval and Bois de la Paix will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne and Eglise Saint-Donat. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint-Etienne de Waha (in Marche-en-Famenne), Basilique Saint-Hubert (in Saint-Hubert) and Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours (in Bastogne). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Le Fondry des Chiens, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chimay, steep yourself in history at Domaine Saint Roch, and sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie des Fagnes - Fabrication de Bieres Speciales.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Dinant trip itinerary planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Dinant is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. September in Dinant sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Dinant

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Bastogne, Arlon, Les ruines du Chateau Fort de Montaigle, Eglise Saint-Etienne de Waha, Basilique Saint-Hubert
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Parc de Furfooz ©
Parc de Furfooz
Abbaye d'Orval ©
Abbaye d'Orval
Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours ©

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Popular historic sites such as MNHM National Museum of Military History and Chateau Esch-sur-Sure are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beaufort Castles and Parcs de la Petrusse. Step out of Luxembourg City with an excursion to Bourscheid Castle in Bourscheid--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Citadel of the Holy Spirit (Citadelle du St-Esprit), take an in-depth tour of Fort Thungen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), and stroll the grounds of Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dinant to Luxembourg City takes 1.5 hours. September in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, Bourscheid Castle, MNHM National Museum of Military History, Chateau Esch-sur-Sure, Beaufort Castles
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MNHM National Museum of Military History ©
MNHM National Museum of Military History
Beaufort Castles ©
Beaufort Castles

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Visiting Lindenthaler Tierpark and Neptunbad will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Gross St. Martin and St. Ursula. Step out of Cologne with an excursion to Bonner Munster in Bonn--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Maria im Kapitol, contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, don't miss a visit to Shrine of the Three Kings, and admire the striking features of Saint Gereon's Basilica.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip maker.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Cologne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonn, Schloss Augustusburg
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Saint Gereon's Basilica ©
Saint Gereon's Basilica
Shrine of the Three Kings ©
Shrine of the Three Kings
Melaten-Friedhof
Melaten-Friedhof

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