55 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Italy Itinerary

55 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Italy Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 9 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 7 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 7 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
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Milan, Italy
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Bruges, Belgium

— 5 nights

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.
Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Museum Dr. Guislain, Graslei and Korenlei, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, examine the collection at Friet Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges trip tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bruges is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Brussels, Belgium

— 9 nights

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 cultural insight at Grand Place and Atomium. Let the collections at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Horta Museum (Musee Horta) capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Antwerp (Carolus Borromeus Church, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more) and Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' (in Halle). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 7 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Do some cultural sightseeing at MNHM National Museum of Military History and Letzebuerg City Museum. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art) and Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Luxembourg City side-trips: Diekirch (Eglise St. Laurent & Musee d'histoires de Diekirch), Vianden (Trinitarian Church & Vianden Castle) and Larochette Castle (in Larochette). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, get engrossed in the history at Museum Drai Eechelen, step into the grandiose world of Beaufort Castles, and explore the world behind art at Villa Vauban - Musee d'Art de la Ville de Luxembourg.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 6 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more), ATN Laguna Sud (in Lova) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxembourg City to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Luxembourg City in June, with highs in Venice at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 7 nights
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 Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Duomo di Ravello and Parco Acheologico di Ercolano will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Sorrento (Basilica di Sant'Antonino & Fishing Charters & Tours), Ravello (Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, &more) and Pompeii (Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, Villa dei Misteri, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Naples in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Naples are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Let the collections at Galleria Borghese and Musei Capitolini capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to St. Peter's Square, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome journey builder tool.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 7 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli & Leaning Tower of Pisa), Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti) and Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 6 nights

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 Villa Carlotta. Visit Castello Sforzesco and Castello di Vezio for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno), Museo Egizio (in Turin) and Basilica di San Fedele (in Como). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, don't miss a visit to Villa Fogazzaro Roi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Milan sightseeing planning app.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.