8 days in Dusseldorf, Kiev & Berlin Itinerary

8 days in Dusseldorf, Kiev & Berlin Itinerary

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8 days in Dusseldorf, Kiev & Berlin Itinerary

Start: Hasselt, Belgium
bus:  4 h 30 min
1
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 2 nights
bus:  6 h
2
Kiev, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
End: Hasselt, Belgium

2
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Get out of town with these interesting Dusseldorf side-trips: Cologne (Museum Ludwig, Cologne Cathedral, & more) and Phantasialand (in Bruhl). There's more to do: look for gifts at Old Town (Altstadt) and enjoy breathtaking views from Rhine Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dusseldorf trip builder.

Hasselt, Belgium to Dusseldorf is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In December, daytime highs in Dusseldorf are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cologne, Phantasialand
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

1
night
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 10th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, explore the galleries of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, then appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Bell tower of Saint Sophia's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum and then make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kiev itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Dusseldorf to Kiev in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Kiev is 1 hour. In December, Kiev is slightly colder than Dusseldorf - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites
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Pirogovo Open-Air Museum ©
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally see the interesting displays at Pergamonmuseum. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Kiev to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kiev to Berlin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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