38 days in Copenhagen, Dusseldorf & Zurich Itinerary

38 days in Copenhagen, Dusseldorf & Zurich Itinerary

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38 days in Copenhagen, Dusseldorf & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 11 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 12 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Doha, Qatar

14
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rosenborg Castle and Christiansborg Palace. Get outdoors at Copenhagen Zoo and Kalvebod Fælled. Venture out of the city with trips to Viking Ship Museum (in Roskilde), Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod) and Kronborg Castle (in Helsingoer). Pack the 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Bakken - World's Oldest Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetaarn, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and step into the grandiose world of Amalienborg.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip itinerary maker website .

Doha, Qatar to Copenhagen is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Doha to Copenhagen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in July, expect Copenhagen to be much colder, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Frederiksborg Castle, Viking Ship Museum, Kronborg
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

11
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Visiting Ulmener Maar and Aasee will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Old Town (Altstadt) or Konigsallee. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dusseldorf: German National Museum of Contemporary History (in Bonn), Cologne (Room Escape Games, Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), & more) and Burg Eltz (in Wierschem). Pack the 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Phantasialand. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral (Dom), steep yourself in history at Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, kick back and relax at Freizeitzentrum Xanten, and tour the pleasant surroundings at OMS Beachclub.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Dusseldorf trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cologne, Aachen, Marksburg Castle, Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, Freizeitzentrum Xanten
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Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Burg Eltz ©
Burg Eltz
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

12
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town (Altstadt) and Grossmunster. Bring the kids along to Axalp and Strandbad Mythenquai. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Schachmuseum (in Kriens), Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, & more) and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken). There's lots more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, fly down the slopes at Maennlichen, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and stroll through First.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zurich route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Dusseldorf to Zurich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Grindelwald, Aare Gorge, Titlis
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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