56 days in Italy & Belgium Itinerary

56 days in Italy & Belgium Itinerary

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Turin, Italy
— 5 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
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Catania, Italy
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Turin, Italy

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Egizio and Galleria Sabauda. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Nazionale del Cinema and Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama). Change things up with these side-trips from Turin: Centro Recupero Animali Selvatici (in Bernezzo), Parco Naturale della Rocca di Cavour (in Cavour) and Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Naturale del Gran Bosco di Salbertrand, appreciate the views at Prato di Sant'Orso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and get interesting insight from Truffle Experience.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turin day trip app.

Lugano, Switzerland to Turin is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and shuttle. When traveling from Lugano in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Turin

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Museo Egizio ©
Art Museum
Museo Egizio
4.6
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
4.5

3
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Verona, Italy

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Let the collections at Casa di Giulietta and Palazzo Te capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arena di Verona and Museo di Castelvecchio. Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Bottega d'Arte Benaco (in Lazise), Mantua (Palazzo Ducale Mantova, Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, &more) and Wild Fishing Experience & Rental Boat (in Pacengo). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Piazza delle Erbe, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, don't miss a visit to Domus Mercatorum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Verona trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Turin to Verona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Turin in March, with highs in Verona at 34°C and lows at 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Transportation · Tours

Side Trips

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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
World heritage site
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
4.7
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
World heritage site
Museo di Castelvecchio
4.4

5
nights
Venice, Italy

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Doge's Palace and Scrovegni Chapel. You'll explore and learn at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Ca' Rezzonico. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Museo Associazione Battaglia Del Solstizio (in Nervesa della Battaglia), Isola dei morti (in Moriago della Battaglia) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani, &more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

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Drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, Venice is much colder than Verona - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Doge's Palace ©
Must see
Doge's Palace
4.7
Piazza San Marco ©
Historic Walking Area
Piazza San Marco
4.4
Basilica di San Marco
Architectural Building
Basilica di San Marco
4.4

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Get a sense of the local culture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Campanile di Giotto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
World heritage site
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4

3
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Assisi, Italy

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono and Studio Moretti Caselli will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Collegio del Cambio. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Perugia (Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Fondazione Marini Clarelli Santi - Casa Museo degli Oddi, &more) and Fabriano (Museo Diocesano & Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di Santa Chiara, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi trip maker website.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Assisi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, &more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

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Pantheon ©
Must see
Pantheon
4.8
Vatican Museums
Must see
Vatican Museums
4.2

5
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Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some cultural insight at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. Museo Cappella Sansevero and Cloister of Santa Chiara will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Valle delle Ferriere (in Amalfi), Pompeii (House of Menander (Casa del Menandro) & Villa dei Misteri) and Villa Rufolo (in Ravello). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, see the interesting displays at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Naples sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
World heritage site
Pompeii Archaeological Park
4.6
Villa Rufolo ©
Architectural Building
Villa Rufolo
4.4
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
World heritage site
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
4.6

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Catania, Italy

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take a memorable tour with Trigone Diving School, admire the local landmark of Fontana dell'Amenano, contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, then get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini, and finally admire the masterpieces at MUSEO CROCIFERI - Art and Chocolate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943 and then get interesting insight from Etna Passion.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Catania vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Catania takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Naples in April since evenings lows in Catania dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Etna Passion ©
Must see
Etna Passion
4.9
Piazza Duomo ©
Historic Site
Piazza Duomo
4.6
Monastero dei Benedettini ©
History Museum
Monastero dei Benedettini
4.6

5
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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Get a sense of the local culture at Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux), Forestia (in Theux) and Sint-Catharinakerk (in Tongeren). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brussels trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Catania to Brussels in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Catania in April, with highs in Brussels at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Atomium ©
Specialty Museum
Atomium
3.8
Grand Place ©
World heritage site
Grand Place
4.8

5
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Bruges, Belgium

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Centre of Brugge and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges are in your itinerary. Groeningemuseum and Belfry of Bruges are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke) and Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum & Menin Gate Memorial). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and soar above the sights with Bruges Ballooning.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8
Groeningemuseum ©
Art Museum
Groeningemuseum
4.3

3
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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Gravensteen and Pastorie Zaffelare-Lochristi will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Art Center Horus. Get out of town with these interesting Ghent side-trips: Molsbroek (in Lokeren) and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (in Zonnebeke). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, and get the lay of the land with Viva's Ghent Free Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ghent trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Ghent sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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Gravensteen ©
Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
4.6

5
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Antwerp, Belgium

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
You'll explore and learn at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom and Museum De Reede. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Van Duffel and Beguinage. Change things up with these side-trips from Antwerp: Gemeentehuis Westerlo (in Westerlo), Hoogstraten (Begijnhof Hoogstraten & Sint Katharinakerk) and TODI - The Ultimate Diving Experience (in Beringen). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Grote Netewoud - Meerhout, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church of Antwerp, take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, and admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Antwerp online road trip planner.

You can drive from Ghent to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Beguinage ©
Religious Site
Beguinage
4.7
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Specialty Museum
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
4.4

3
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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Milano and Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo. Visit Castello Sforzesco and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio for their historical value. Step out of Milan with an excursion to Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata in Lodi--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, and get engrossed in the history at Galleria 92.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Milan road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Antwerp to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Antwerp in April: high temperatures in Milan hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Milan

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Duomo di Milano ©
Must see
Duomo di Milano
4.8

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