56 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Italy Itinerary

56 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Italy Itinerary

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Antwerp, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Ferrara, Italy
— 1 night
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Ravenna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Tivoli, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights

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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.
Let the collections at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom and Museum De Reede capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Van Duffel and Horlogeriemuseum. Explore Antwerp's surroundings by going to Geel War Cemetery (in Geel), TODI - The Ultimate Diving Experience (in Beringen) and Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beguinage, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Nation, stop by Orsini Diamonds, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus.

Discover how to plan a Antwerp trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Frascati, Italy to Antwerp is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Frascati in March, with highs in Antwerp at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
4.3
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Religious Site
Beguinage
4.7

4
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Gravensteen and Museum Dr. Guislain. Get a sense of the local culture at Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Graslei and Korenlei. Change things up with these side-trips from Ghent: Begijnhof (in Dendermonde), Heidebos (in Wachtebeke) and Molsbroek (in Lokeren). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum Gent, see the interesting displays at STAM Ghent City Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ghent tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Antwerp to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
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Religious Site
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
4.6
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Pier / Boardwalk
Graslei and Korenlei
4.8

5
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke) and Transfo duiktank (in Zwevegem). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, admire the masterpieces at Gruuthusemuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planner.

Drive from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Bruges are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Art Museum
Groeningemuseum
4.3
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World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, head outdoors with Relax Divers Meise, and contemplate the long history of Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Atomium
3.8
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World heritage site
Grand Place
4.8

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate MNHM National Museum of Military History and National Museum of Natural History. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vianden Castle and Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal). Explore Luxembourg City's surroundings by going to Bourscheid Castle (in Bourscheid), Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort) and Chateau de Clervaux (in Clervaux). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum Drai Eechelen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Luxembourg City trip planner.

Drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Side Trips

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Castle
Vianden Castle
4.6
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Historic Walking Area
Le Chemin de la Corniche
4.8

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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 Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Isola dei morti (in Moriago della Battaglia), Padua (Quartiere dell'Antico Ghetto Ebraico di Padova, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Y-40 The Deep Joy (in Montegrotto Terme). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, steep yourself in history at Arena di Verona, and take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxembourg City to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Luxembourg City in March, you will find days in Venice are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ferrara.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Doge's Palace
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Piazza San Marco
4.4
Architectural Building
Basilica di San Marco
4.4

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Ferrara, Italy

Ferrara ©

Heart of the Italian Renaissance

With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ferrara Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Palazzo di Ludovico il Moro (Palazzo Costabili).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ferrara planning website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Ferrara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ravenna.

Things to do in Ferrara

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Castello Estense
4.4
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World heritage site
Ferrara Cathedral
4.3

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Ravenna, Italy

Ravenna ©

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
On the 1st (Thu), gear up at Museo NatuRa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica San Vitale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take a memorable tour with Valle Campo, see the interesting displays at Archiepiscopal Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, and finally identify plant and animal life at Il Villaggio delle Cicogne.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravenna road trip planning tool.

Drive from Ferrara to Ravenna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In March in Ravenna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tivoli.

Things to do in Ravenna

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo
4.7

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Tivoli, Italy

Tivoli ©
Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Adriana and Villa d'Este. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monastero Di S.Benedetto and Rocca Pia. Get out of town with these interesting Tivoli side-trips: Riserva Naturale Macchia di Gattaceca e Macchia del Barco (in Monterotondo), Parco Naturale dei Monti Aurinci (in Campodimele) and Borgo di Orvinio (in Orvinio). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Campo Imperatore, get a new perspective on things with Acquatica Scuba ASD, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento di San Cosimato.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tivoli trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Tivoli takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. While traveling from Ravenna, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tivoli, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Tivoli

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Wildlife Area
Campo Imperatore
4.5
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World heritage site
Villa Adriana
4.2
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World heritage site
Villa d'Este
4.7

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Pantheon are in your itinerary. Vatican Museums and Stanze di Raffaello will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Rome road trip site.

You can drive from Tivoli to Rome in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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Must see
Palatine Hill
4.6
Must see
Vatican Museums
4.2

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
M.G. Design
4.8
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World heritage site
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4

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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti and Basilica di San Petronio. Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Palazzo Ducale Mantova will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Salse di Nirano (in Fiorano Modenese) and Parma (Battistero di Parma & Cattedrale di Parma). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Associazione Vitruvio, don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, and take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bologna trip app.

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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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.
Duomo di Milano and Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parco Comunale delle Incisioni Rupestri di Luine and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo (in Legnano), Basilica di San Fedele (in Como) and Museo Egizio (in Turin). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and discover the deep blue sea with Universal Diving School.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Milan journey maker website.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Duomo di Milano
4.8
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Art Museum
Museo Egizio
4.6

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