10 days in Cologne & Madrid Itinerary

10 days in Cologne & Madrid Itinerary

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Cologne, Germany
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Madrid, Spain
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Cologne, Germany

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City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hohenzollern Bridge and Rathaus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Historische Senfmuehle (in Cochem) and Metternich Castle (in Beilstein). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cologne Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and identify plant and animal life at Lindenthaler Tierpark.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cologne is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in October, with highs in Cologne at 17°C and lows at 9°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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Cologne Cathedral
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Metternich Castle
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (San Martin Bridge, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through La Latina, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Cibeles.

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Traveling by flight from Cologne to Madrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cologne in October: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Neighborhoods

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