14 days in Eindhoven, Cologne & Bonn Itinerary

14 days in Eindhoven, Cologne & Bonn Itinerary

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14 days in Eindhoven, Cologne & Bonn Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Train:  1 h 30 min
1
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Cologne, Germany
— 5 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Bonn, Germany
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1
night
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Eindhoven ©
The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at PSV Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, then examine the collection at DAF Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Area 51. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Efteling and then don't miss a visit to Sint-Catharinakerk.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Eindhoven driving holiday planning tool .

Amsterdam to Eindhoven is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. In September, daytime highs in Eindhoven are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Theme Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Efteling
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Efteling ©
Efteling
Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
DAF Museum ©
DAF Museum

5
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Step out of Cologne to go to Aachen and see Aachen Cathedral (Dom), which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kolner Dom, get to know the resident critters at Koelner Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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

Getting from Eindhoven to Cologne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Cologne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bonn.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phantasialand, Aachen Cathedral
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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nights
Bonn, Germany

Bonn ©
The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bonn: Frankfurt (Staedel Museum, Main Tower, & more), Burg Eltz (in Wierschem) and Trier (Hauptmarkt, St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), & more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, engage your brain at Mineralogisches Museum der Universitat Bonn, head outdoors with 66 Minuten, and don't miss a visit to Cherry Blossom.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bonn trip itinerary planning app .

Bonn is just a short distance from Cologne. In October, daytime highs in Bonn are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Bonn

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Trier, Frankfurt, 66 Minuten, Eltz Castle, Reichsburg Cochem
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Romer ©
Romer
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

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