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

Turin ©

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 Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama). Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Nazionale del Cinema and Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone. Change things up with these side-trips from Turin: Parco Naturale della Rocca di Cavour (in Cavour), Centro Recupero Animali Selvatici (in Bernezzo) 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, view the masterpieces at Galleria Sabauda, 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

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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©

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 Piazza delle Erbe. Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Bottega d'Arte Benaco (in Lazise), Wild Fishing Experience & Rental Boat (in Pacengo) and Mantua (Palazzo Ducale Mantova, Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, 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 · Wildlife · Tours · Transportation

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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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 Basilica di San Marco. You'll explore and learn at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Ca' Rezzonico. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Isola dei morti (in Moriago della Battaglia), Museo Associazione Battaglia Del Solstizio (in Nervesa della Battaglia) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, browse the exhibits of Ca' d'Oro, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Verona in March, with highs in Venice at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

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 · Wildlife · Tours

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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©

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 Eremo delle Carceri. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Perugia (Collegio del Cambio, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, &more) and Fabriano (Museo Diocesano & Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

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.

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

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 Musei Capitolini capture your imagination. Colosseum and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and make a trip to St. Peter's Square.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
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 Galleria Borbonica. Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Duomo di Napoli will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Pompeii (House of Menander (Casa del Menandro) & Villa dei Misteri), Villa Rufolo (in Ravello) and Valle delle Ferriere (in Amalfi). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, 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 · Wildlife · Nature

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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

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Catania, Italy

Catania ©

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

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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Etna Passion ©
Etna Passion
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Monastero dei Benedettini ©
Monastero dei Benedettini

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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 Parc du Cinquantenaire. Get a sense of the local culture at Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Forestia (in Theux), La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux) and Sint-Catharinakerk (in Tongeren). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels.

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 · Wildlife · Parks

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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

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 Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum & Menin Gate Memorial) and Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke). There's much more to do: make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, examine the collection at Friet Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bruges online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ghent.

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Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
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 Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Pastorie Zaffelare-Lochristi. When in Ghent, make a side trip to see Molsbroek in Lokeren, approximately Lokeren away. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, savor the flavors at BE O Markt, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ghent journey planner.

Getting from Bruges to Ghent by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
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 Plantin-Moretus. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Van Duffel and Beguinage. Change things up with these side-trips from Antwerp: TODI - The Ultimate Diving Experience (in Beringen), Hoogstraten (Begijnhof Hoogstraten & Sint Katharinakerk) and Gemeentehuis Westerlo (in Westerlo). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Grote Netewoud - Meerhout, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church of Antwerp, take in the exciting artwork at Museum De Reede, and admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Antwerp road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Antwerp

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Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Beguinage ©
Beguinage
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

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 Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Visit Castello Sforzesco and Piazza del Duomo for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata (in Lodi) and Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo (in Legnano). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Milan route planning website.

Getting from Antwerp to Milan by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Antwerp in April: high temperatures in Milan hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Milan

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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