I'm going to Dusseldorf for Medica fair from Nov 20-23. Will arrive on Nov 18 evening, and will have 1 free 19th for sightseeing in DUS before committing to the Fair for 4 days
I'd like to ask where/which place should I visit while I'm in DUS?
After DUS, I'll go to Lyon for a family visit, then will have a few free days. So, I'd like some recommendation of 1 place I should go (Barcelona, Zurich, Milan, etc...)
Thank you very much
Good for you HP.
1. never been to DUS apart for business reasons: so I don't really know that place. But Koln (CGN) is a very interesting city a few kms away: if I had a single day I'd go there.
2. LYS itself is far from being uninteresting. But 3 days is a lot, unless someone takes you to visit also the Bourgogne region by car (wineries, small towns ...).
3. from LYS, the closest place in terms of trip time is Paris (2 hs of high speed train) but you can reach a lots places, it depends on what you are interested to see and how much you already know of Europe.
My advice is, in order of priority
(a) Paris (train)
(b) Barcelona (EasyJet)
(c) Venice (Hop!)
(d) Milan (train, 4-5hs crossing the Alps)
(e) Southern France (by car)
Zurich is not a great idea. If you choose (c) or (d) (with 3 days available you can also combine the two) I can give you some hints on logistics and places to see, that's basically my homebase. Well, (a) also because I've spent some time in Paris.