60 days in North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

60 days in North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hellenthal
— 2 nights
2
Cologne
— 27 nights
3
Winterberg
— 8 nights
4
Detmold
— 4 nights
5
Dortmund
— 10 nights
6
Xanten
— 7 nights

2
nights
Hellenthal

Hellenthal ©
Hellenthal is a municipality in the district of Euskirchen in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Visiting Greifvogelstation & Wildfreigehege Hellenthal and Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playpaintball Jungle and Eifeldom Monschau-Kalterherberg. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Rotes Haus, appreciate the history behind Sandskulpturen Monschau, admire the masterpieces at Kunst- und Kulturzentrum der StaedteRegion Aachen, and step into the grandiose world of Burg Hengebach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hellenthal trip planner.

Green Bay, USA to Hellenthal is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Green Bay to Hellenthal is 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Hellenthal

Wildlife Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Monschau, Playpaintball Jungle, Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark, Burg Hengebach
Highlights from your plan
Greifvogelstation & Wildfreigehege Hellenthal ©
Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark
Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark
Playpaintball Jungle ©
Playpaintball Jungle

27
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gross St. Martin and Neptunbad. Escape the urban bustle at Lindenthaler Tierpark and Decksteiner Weiher. Venture out of the city with trips to Neuss (St. Quirinus Church & Museum Insel Hombroich), Koenigswinter (Kirche St. Remigius, Drachenfels, &more) and Monchengladbach (Bunter Garten, BORUSSIA-PARK, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Melaten-Friedhof, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Maria im Kapitol, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hellenthal to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Winterberg.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dusseldorf, Bonn, Aachen, Bruhl, Leverkusen
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Lindenthaler Tierpark ©
Lindenthaler Tierpark
Bunter Garten ©
Bunter Garten

8
nights
Winterberg

Winterberg ©
Step out of the city life by going to Wildpark Warstein and Loemecke-Turm. Explore hidden gems such as Bilsteinhohle and Kurpark. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Winterberg: Rothaarsteig (in Brilon), Warsteiner Welt (in Warstein) and Emperor William Monument (in Porta Westfalica). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Skiliftkarussell Winterberg, look for all kinds of wild species at Kyrill-Pfad-Schanze, find something for the whole family at Erlebnisberg Kappe, and head outdoors with Wisent-Welt Wittgenstein.

Make your Winterberg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Cologne to Winterberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Winterberg sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Detmold.

Things to do in Winterberg

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Warstein, Minden, Bad Oeynhausen, Barfusspfad Bad Wuennenberg, Kyrill-Pfad-Schanze
Highlights from your plan
Wildpark Warstein ©
Wildpark Warstein
Skiliftkarussell Winterberg ©
Skiliftkarussell Winterberg
Bruchhauser Steine ©
Bruchhauser Steine

4
nights
Detmold

Detmold ©
Detmold is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with a population of about 73,400 (2013). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Externsteine and LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold (LWL Freilichtmuseum Detmold). Get in touch with nature at Adlerwarte Berlebeck and Schnurstracks Kletterpark Rietberg. Venture out of the city with trips to Paderborn (Schloss Neuhaus, Paderborn Cathedral (Dom zu Paderborn), &more) and Bilster Berg Drive Resort (in Bad Driburg). The adventure continues: visit Historische Altstadt, head outdoors with Palaisgarten Detmold, get engrossed in the history at Lippisches Landesmuseum Detmold, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Detmold.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Detmold trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Winterberg to Detmold by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Detmold are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dortmund.

Things to do in Detmold

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paderborn, Externsteine, Schnurstracks Kletterpark Rietberg, Bilster Berg Drive Resort
Highlights from your plan
Hermannsdenkmal ©
Hermannsdenkmal
Externsteine ©
Externsteine
Adlerwarte Berlebeck ©
Adlerwarte Berlebeck

10
nights
Dortmund

Dortmund ©
Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lwl Industrial Museum Zollern and Botanischer Garten Grugapark. Get in touch with nature at Obersee and Heissiwald. Venture out of the city with trips to Bielefeld (Sparrenburg, Botanischer Garten, &more), Muenster (Prinzipalmarkt, Wochenmarkt Muenster, &more) and Oberhausen (Gasometer Oberhausen & Kaisergarten). Next up on the itinerary: putt your heart out at Glowing Rooms 3D Schwarzlicht Minigolf, step into the grandiose world of Burg Altena, see the interesting displays at LWL-Freilichtmuseum, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Hugel.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dortmund trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Detmold to Dortmund takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Dortmund sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Xanten.

Things to do in Dortmund

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muenster, Bielefeld, Essen, Bochum, Oberhausen
Highlights from your plan
Lwl Industrial Museum Zollern ©
Lwl Industrial Museum Zollern
Botanischer Garten Grugapark ©
Botanischer Garten Grugapark
Obersee ©
Obersee

7
nights
Xanten

Xanten ©
Xanten is a town in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Explore hidden gems such as LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten and St. Viktor Dom. Visiting Zwillbrock Biologische Station and Stadtwald Bocholt will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Xanten: Garten Picker (in Borken), Irrland (in Twisteden) and Kamp-Lintfort (Kloster Kamp & Terrassengarten). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Kriemhildmuehle, get to know the resident critters at Biotop Wildpark Anholter Schweiz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gnadenkapelle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Historische Gartenanlagen.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Xanten holiday planning tool.

Getting from Dortmund to Xanten by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Xanten

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kevelaer, Kamp-Lintfort, Weeze, Garten Picker, Zwillbrock Biologische Station
Highlights from your plan
LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten ©
LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten
Tierpark Weeze ©
Tierpark Weeze
Stadtwald Bocholt ©
Stadtwald Bocholt

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