9 days in Frankfurt & Cologne Itinerary

9 days in Frankfurt & Cologne Itinerary

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Start: Tehran
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Frankfurt
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Cologne
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Tehran

3
nights
Frankfurt

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You'll explore and learn at Stadel Museum and Liebieghaus. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) and Goethe House. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), identify plant and animal life at MainAppelHaus Lohrberg Streuobstzentrum e.V., ponder the design of Minerva Fountain, and examine the collection at Museum Embankment.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip itinerary planner.

Tehran, Iran to Frankfurt is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Tehran to Frankfurt, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tehran in September, expect nights in Frankfurt to be a bit cooler, around 13°C, while days are much colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus

5
nights
Cologne

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Escape the urban bustle at Wildpark and Lindenthaler Tierpark. Cologne Cathedral and Wallraf-Richartz Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, get outside with Stadionhopper Mark Mauderer, identify plant and animal life at Decksteiner Weiher, and explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cologne trip maker website.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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