18 days in Italy & Hasselt Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Hasselt Itinerary

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Start: Brussels, Belgium
Drive:  1 h 15 min
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Hasselt, Belgium
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
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Padua, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Perugia, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Catania, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Taormina, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
Messina, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
8
Reggio Calabria, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
9
Marsala, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Brussels, Belgium

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Hasselt, Belgium

Hasselt
Hasselt is a Belgian city and municipality, and capital of the province of Limburg. Before you visit Hasselt, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Brussels to Hasselt is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hasselt are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Padua.

Things to do in Hasselt

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

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Padua, Italy

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Piazza dei Signori, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia, thenstep into the grandiose world of La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda, and finally appreciate the history behind Piazza dei Signori. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Orto Botanico di Padova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero del Duomo, thenget a sense of history and politics at Ragione Palace, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Giustina, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Cini Monselice.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Padua trip website.

Explore your travel options from Hasselt to Padua with the Route module. Traveling from Hasselt in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Padua. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Perugia.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Castello Cini Monselice, Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda, Piazza dei Signori
Highlights from your plan
Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia ©
Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda ©
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
Castello Cini Monselice ©
Castello Cini Monselice

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Perugia, Italy

Perugia ©
Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Rocca Paolina. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and San Damiano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perugia: Assisi (Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, Eremo delle Carceri, &more) and Monteriggioni (Centro storico di Monteriggioni, Walls of Monteriggioni, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, make a trip to Corso Vannucci, and take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Perugia road trip website.

You can drive from Padua to Perugia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Padua in October, you will find days in Perugia are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Perugia

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Assisi, Monteriggioni
Highlights from your plan
San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

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Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, thenadmire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and finally explore the ancient world of Casa del Fauno. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Forum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Antonino, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pompeii trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Perugia to Pompeii in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Perugia in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Pompeii. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Sorrento, Cloister del Paradiso
Highlights from your plan
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma
Casa del Fauno ©
Casa del Fauno
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania and Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gambino Vini and St. Nicholas Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Acireale (Basilica di San Sebastiano & Diocesi Di Acireale), Etna Donkey Trekking (in Linguaglossa) and Noto (Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo, Chiesa Santa Chiara, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini, step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno, steep yourself in history at Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania, and ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Catania trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Pompeii to Catania takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Noto, Acireale, Linguaglossa, Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, Castello Normanno
Highlights from your plan
Gambino Vini ©
Gambino Vini
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking

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Taormina, Italy

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Varo, and finally go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Taormina attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Catania to Taormina takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Catania in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Taormina. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Messina.

Things to do in Taormina

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Castillo de Castelmola
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa Madonna della Rocca ©
Chiesa Madonna della Rocca
Castillo de Castelmola ©
Castillo de Castelmola
Scuba & Snorkeling

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night
Messina, Italy

Messina ©
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. On the 21st (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Horcynus Orca, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monte di Pieta, thenmake a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina.

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You can drive from Taormina to Messina in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Messina can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Messina

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Monte di Pieta ©
Monte di Pieta

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Reggio Calabria, Italy

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dello Spirito Santo, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Coco Beach, step into the grandiose world of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, thentake in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Lido Sogno, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido dello Stretto.

Plan my day in Reggio Calabria using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Ride a ferry from Messina to Reggio Calabria in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Marsala.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Scilla, Lido dello Stretto, Lido Coco Beach, Lido Sogno
Highlights from your plan
Lido Coco Beach ©
Lido Coco Beach
Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Castello Ruffo di Scilla ©
Castello Ruffo di Scilla

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Marsala, Italy

Marsala ©
Marsala is an Italian town located in the Province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): head off the coast to Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Beach Sibiliana Village, and then do a tasting at Donnafugata.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marsala trip maker website.

Drive from Reggio Calabria to Marsala in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In October in Marsala, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Marsala

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo ©
Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo
Donnafugata ©
Donnafugata
Beach Sibiliana Village ©
Beach Sibiliana Village

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Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 25th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Caccamo, steep yourself in history at Palazzina Cinese, examine the collection at Santuario Santa Rosalia, thencontemplate the long history of San Giuseppe dei Teatini, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di Santa Cita, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di San Lorenzo, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Palermo route planner.

Traveling by car from Marsala to Palermo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Castello di Caccamo
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
San Giuseppe dei Teatini ©
San Giuseppe dei Teatini
Oratorio di Santa Cita ©
Oratorio di Santa Cita

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