5 days in Cologne & Marne-la-Vallee Itinerary
Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train to Paris Nord, Train to Marne-la-Vallee
— 2 nights
End: Manchester, United Kingdom
Mon, Dec 19 - Fri, Dec 23
Cologne, Germany — 2 nights
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cologne tour itinerary builder site.
Manchester, UK to Cologne is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Manchester to Cologne, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 21st (Wed), you're off to Marne-la-Vallee.
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Marne-la-Vallee, France — 2 nights
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.Attractions like Disneyland Paris and Val d'Europe make great kid-friendly stops. Have a day of magic on the 22nd (Thu) at Walt Disney Studios Park. It doesn't end there: stop by Disney Village and contemplate the long history of Abbatiale Saint-Pierre Notre-Dame-des-Ardents.
To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Marne-la-Vallee trip planner.
Traveling by train from Cologne to Marne-la-Vallee takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Marne-la-Vallee can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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