8 days in Dusseldorf & Paris Itinerary

8 days in Dusseldorf & Paris Itinerary

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8 days in Dusseldorf & Paris Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf, Germany
1
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  4 h
End: Dusseldorf, Germany

2
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dusseldorf: Signal Iduna Park (in Dortmund) and Cologne (Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Museum Ludwig, & more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Rheinufer, stop by Old Town (Altstadt), head outdoors with Munster-Therme, and admire the landmark architecture of MedienHafen.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf travel planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are Düsseldorf Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, Weeze Airport and Dortmund Airport. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cologne, Signal Iduna Park
Highlights from your plan
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Musée Rodin.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Dusseldorf to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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