Germany Trip Plan:
10 Days In The Beautiful Rhineland

Germany trip plan: 10 Days In The Beautiful Rhineland
Bonner Münster
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Explore the beautiful Rhineland from the city of Bonn. Some call Bonn “the most northern city of Italy” – this may be because of the many street cafés, beer gardens, restaurants and cultural events. Take a bike tour along the Rhine river or go on cruise to see the romantic landscape with the seven mountains and the Drachenfels. Take a picture at the staircase of Bonn’s town house where President John F. Kennedy stood with the German chancellor Konrad Adenauer in June 1963. Sit down on the grass field in front of the university’s main building, a castle from the end of the 17th century, where Karl Marx studied as well as Pope Benedikt XVI.




Note: This is a trip plan (self-driving, stay in a vacation apartment, explore on your own)
Duration: 10 days
Recommended Destination Airport: Frankfurt Airport

Trip Plan Details:

Explore the beautiful Rhineland from the city of Bonn. Some call Bonn “the most northern city of Italy” – this may be because of the many street cafés, beer gardens, restaurants and cultural events. Take a bike tour along the Rhine river or go on cruise to see the romantic landscape with the seven mountains and the Drachenfels. Take a picture at the staircase of Bonn’s town house where President John F. Kennedy stood with the German chancellor Konrad Adenauer in June 1963. Sit down on the grass field in front of the university’s main building, a castle from the end of the 17th century, where Karl Marx studied as well as Pope Benedikt XVI.

Cost Estimate:

We compiled some starting prices and rough estimates to help you better with your Germany trip planning.

Lodging: starting at $600 for 2 persons / 10 days
Admissions: starting at $50 for 2 persons / 10 days
Car Rental: starting at $300 for 2 persons / 10 days
Gas: starting at $150 for 2 persons / 10 days
Estimated Total Cost:2 persons, starting at $1000 / 10 days
 4 persons, starting at $0 / 0 day

Travel Itinerary

Day 1: Bonn tour by bus

Day 1: Bonn tour by bus
Bonn city street
[ source: Wikipedia]

City tour by bus, stroll through downtown


Day 2: Rhine cruise

Day 2: Rhine cruise
Rhine
[ source: Wikipedia]

Rhine


Day 3: Castle Poppelsdorf with the botanic garden, House of history and Kunstmuseum Bonn

Day 3: Castle Poppelsdorf with the botanic garden, House of history and Kunstmuseum Bonn
Schloss Poppelsdorf
[ source: Wikipedia]

See Castle Poppelsdorf with the botanic garden, House of history and Kunstmuseum Bonn


Day 4: Day trip to Cologne: cathedral and museums or zoo

Day 4: Day trip to Cologne: cathedral and museums or zoo
Cologne Zoo
[ source: Wikipedia]

Day trip to Cologne: cathedral and museums or zoo


Day 5: Hiking tour Siebengebirge

Day 5: Hiking tour Siebengebirge
View from Siebengebirge
[ source: Wikipedia]

Hiking tour Siebengebirge


Day 6: Brühl Schloss

Day 6: Brühl Schloss
Brühl Schloss
[ source: Wikipedia]

Trip to the castle in Brühl with the famous staircase by Balthasar Neumann, UNESCO world heritage


Day 7: Trip to the vineyards and wineries at the Ahr

Day 7: Trip to the vineyards and wineries at the Ahr
Vineyards in Ahrweiler
[ source: Wikipedia]


Day 8: Bike tour along the Rhine

Day 8: Bike tour along the Rhine
Rhine
[ source: Wikipedia]

Bike tour along the Rhine


Day 9: Trip to Aachen

Day 9: Trip to Aachen
Theater Aachen
[ source: Wikipedia]

Trip to the city of Aachen, located at the borders of Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, well known for its rich history


Day 10: Trip to Königswinter

Day 10: Trip to Königswinter
Drachenfels
[ source: Wikipedia]

Trip to Königswinter, hike up the Drachenfels, and enjoy a last spectacular view from the ruins down on the Rhine valley


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