55 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Italy Itinerary

55 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Italy Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Sluis, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 5 nights
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Trento, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and Grote Markt. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more), Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar) and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Landtong Rozenburg, and stroll around Vondelpark.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Ostuni, Italy to Amsterdam is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Ostuni in June, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sluis.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sluis, The Netherlands

— 3 nights
Sluis is the name of both a municipality and a town located in the west of Zeelandic Flanders, in the south-western part of the Netherlands.The current incarnation of the municipality exists since on 1 January 2003. Popular historic sites such as Stadswallen Hulst and Basilica of St. Willibrord are in your itinerary. Bizarium and Gemeentelijk Archeologisch Museum Aardenburg will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Theetuin De Mol (in Overslag), Het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe (in Nieuw-Namen) and Museum Het Warenhuis - Museum Land van Axel (in Axel). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Valkeniershof, admire the natural beauty at Juust Wa'k Wou, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Het Belfort.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sluis travel website.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Sluis takes 3 hours. June in Sluis sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Sluis

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 6 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.
Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, admire the masterpieces at Gruuthusemuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and examine the collection at Friet Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges visit planner.

Bruges is very close to Sluis. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Atomium. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Castle of Laeken. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Museum Plantin-Moretus, Rubens House (Rubenshuis), &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June in Brussels, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Appreciate the collections at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Forte Montecchio Nord. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Milano and Museo Egizio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Galleria Sabauda (in Turin), Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina) and Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata (in Lodi). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Fedele, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and get to know the fascinating history of Greenway del Lago di Como.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brussels to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Milan is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Galleria Borghese. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and visit Trastevere.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Milan to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Duomo di Siena, &more) and Castello di Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, and ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online route planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Italy

— 5 nights

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.
Visit Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Arena di Verona for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Fondazione Bisazza and Museo di Castelvecchio. Venture out of the city with trips to Wild Fishing Experience & Rental Boat (in Pacengo), Palazzo Ducale Mantova (in Mantua) and Modena (Acetaia Villa San Donnino, Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Piazza delle Erbe, explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona tour itinerary website.

Getting from Florence to Verona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Verona are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Trento.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Transportation

Side Trips

Trento, Italy

— 5 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Monte Cengio and Porta Imperiale. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Pietra Viva and Santa Barbara Church. Get out of town with these interesting Trento side-trips: La Mulattiera di Arrocamento (in Cogollo del Cengio), Valsaviore (in Saviore dell'Adamello) and Gufyland (in Tirolo / Dorf Tirol). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Tesol, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gruppo Dolomitico Sciliar-Catinaccio, Latemar - UNESCO, appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo Del Ben - Conti d'Arco in piazza Rosmini, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza Duomo.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Trento online route planner.

Getting from Verona to Trento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Trento

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 7 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.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: ATN Laguna Sud (in Lova), Parco Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino (in Predazzo) and Basilica of St. Anthony (in Padua). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice day trip site.

Traveling by car from Trento to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Zeeland Province travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Architectural Buildings

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.

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.

Veneto travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water · Historic Walking Areas
An independent republic until Napoleon's invasion in 1797, Veneto is among the wealthiest and most developed regions in the country. The region has a bustling tourism industry, drawing nearly 70 million visitors annually to its historical, natural, artistic, cultural, musical, and culinary treasures. Though most tourists begin and end their Veneto holiday in Venice, the area has plenty more to offer. A range of attractions await beyond the capital city, including World Heritage-listed Palladian villas, seaside resorts, vineyards, lakes, beaches, thermal baths, lush parks, and imposing mountain ranges. Veneto's clubs, bars, and restaurants make for a lively nightlife in the region's thriving cities.

Trentino-Alto Adige travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Ski Areas
Italy's northernmost region, Trentino-Alto Adige, is among the wealthiest and most developed areas in Europe. An ideal vacation idea for winter sports enthusiasts, this area is known for its frozen waterfalls, sparkling lakes, dense forests, and snow-capped mountains. The ski slopes attract adrenaline junkies from around the world, while its deep valleys hide several small towns noted for the quality of their woodwork. Venture farther away from the Trentino-Alto Adige's resorts to discover a distinct Ladin culture, world-famous for its tradition of toy-making. The lower altitudes feature countless places to visit, from protected parks and trails to some of the country's finest hiking and biking terrains.