55 days in Italy, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

55 days in Italy, Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 4 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 6 nights
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Udine, Italy
— 2 nights
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Drive to Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport, Fly to Luxembourg-Findel International Airport, Drive to Dudelange
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Dudelange, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Genk, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
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Ghent, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome online travel route planner.

Frascati to Rome is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Nature & Wildlife Tours, San Francesco, &more), Castello di Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti) and Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia (in Lucignano d'Arbia). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, look for all kinds of wild species at Crete Senesi, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Genoa, Italy

— 4 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiesa di San Lorenzo and Cinque Terre Trails. You'll explore and learn at Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola and Dialogo nel Buio. Step out of Genoa with an excursion to Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours in Manarola--about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, browse the exhibits of Museo di Palazzo Reale, visit Boccadasse, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Genoa trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in June, expect nights in Genoa to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Turin, Italy

— 5 nights

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.
Museo Egizio and Museo Nazionale del Cinema are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone and Palazzo Reale will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Castello di Fenis (in Fenis), Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta) and Forte di Bard (in Bard). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Superga, and make a trip to Piazza San Carlo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turin trip planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Turin when traveling from Genoa in June, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 4 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 Arena di Verona. Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Castello Sforzesco. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina), Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como) and Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo (in Legnano). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and make a trip to Piazza delle Erbe.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Turin to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in June, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Bologna, Italy

— 6 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti and Museo Di Anatomia Comparata. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica San Vitale and Basilica di San Petronio. Change things up with these side-trips from Bologna: Italy in Miniature (in Rimini), Pineta di Pinarella e Tagliata (in Pinarella) and Museo Ferrari (in Maranello). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, admire the natural beauty at Padua Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bologna online journey maker.

Traveling by train from Milan to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bologna are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Udine.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Udine, Italy

— 2 nights
Udine is a city and comune in northeastern Italy, in the middle of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli and Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Military Memorial Redipuglia and Chiesa di Sant'Agnese. Change things up with these side-trips from Udine: Casa delle Farfalle (in Bordano) and Gorizia (Museo della Moda e delle Arti Applicate - Case Dornberg e Tasso & Castello di Gorizia). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Il Castello di Udine, make a trip to Piazza della Liberta, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano e Galleria del Tiepolo.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Udine trip app.

You can drive from Bologna to Udine in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Udine can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dudelange.

Things to do in Udine

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Dudelange, Luxembourg

— 1 night
Dudelange is a commune with town status in southern Luxembourg. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Centre National de l'Audiovisuel (National Audiovisual Center), get to know the resident critters at Parc Merveilleux, and then admire the masterpieces at Waassertuerm + Pomhouse.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Udine to Dudelange. Traveling from Udine in July, things will get slightly colder in Dudelange: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Esch-sur-Alzette.

Things to do in Dudelange

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

— 1 night
Esch-sur-Alzette is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg. On the 4th (Mon), make a trip to Rockhal, then see the interesting displays at Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises, then stroll around Gaalgebierg, Le Parc Municipal Escher Deierepark Escher Bamhaiser, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Henri.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Esch-sur-Alzette road trip tool.

Esch-sur-Alzette is just a stone's throw from Dudelange. In July, daily temperatures in Esch-sur-Alzette can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Esch-sur-Alzette

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at MNHM National Museum of Military History and Vianden Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le Chemin de la Corniche and National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art). Get out of town with these interesting Luxembourg City side-trips: Eglise St. Laurent (in Diekirch), Bourscheid Castle (in Bourscheid) and Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Letzebuerg City Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), and stroll through Casemates du Bock.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Luxembourg City trip planning site.

Luxembourg City is just a stone's throw from Esch-sur-Alzette. In July in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Liege, Belgium

— 2 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
On the 8th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Forestia, then learn about all things military at Bastogne War Museum, and then take a stroll through Old Town of Durbuy. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Coteaux de la Citadelle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), then admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Liege-Guillemins, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadelle (Citadel).

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Liege trip maker site.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Liege in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Genk.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Genk, Belgium

— 2 nights
Genk is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): steep yourself in history at C-Mine, pause for some serene contemplation at Reading Between the Lines Church, then take an in-depth tour of Open Air Museum Bokrijk, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at De Teut. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Untitled 158, then contemplate the long history of Basilica Tongeren, and then step into the grandiose world of Alden Biesen.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Genk trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Liege to Genk takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Genk are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Genk

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Belgium

— 1 night
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp travel planner.

Drive from Genk to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites

Ghent, Belgium

— 4 nights
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.
Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Groeningemuseum and Belfry of Bruges. Change things up with these side-trips from Ghent: Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Historium Brugge, &more). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Gravensteen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, don't miss a visit to Korenmarkt, and take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ghent online trip planner.

Drive from Antwerp to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Antwerp in July: highs in Ghent hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Your inner history buff will appreciate Parc du Cinquantenaire and Maison d'Erasme. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Naples.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Naples, Italy

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Sant'Andrea are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens & Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, admire the masterpieces at Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, and get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Naples holiday planner.

You can fly from Brussels to Naples in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect Naples to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Churches
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.

Belgium travel guide

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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.