56 days in Germany, Italy & Belgium Itinerary

56 days in Germany, Italy & Belgium Itinerary

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Dresden, Germany
— 6 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 5 nights
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Ravenna, Italy
— 3 nights
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Brescia, Italy
— 4 nights
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Bergamo, Italy
— 5 nights
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Como, Italy
— 4 nights
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Legnano, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 8 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 7 nights

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6
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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll explore and learn at The Dresden Zwinger and Grassi Museum. Frauenkirche Dresden and Schloss & Park Pillnitz will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Dresden: Leipzig (Bach Museum, St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), &more), Schwarzwassertal (in Marienberg) and Obere Schleuse Kirnitschklamm (in Hinterhermsdorf). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Radduscher Naturhafen, get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Theaterplatz.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Dresden is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in March, you will find days in Dresden are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

6
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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at East Side Gallery and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg) and Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz (in Lubben). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, see some colorful creatures with Tauchschule Linek, admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

5
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti and Museo per la Memoria di Ustica. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Petronio and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Modena (Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti & Museo Civico d'Arte), Salse di Nirano (in Fiorano Modenese) and Collezione Salsapariglia (in Bagnolo In Piano). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, see the interesting displays at International museum and library of music, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bologna road trip planning app.

You can fly from Berlin to Bologna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March in Bologna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna ©
Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo NatuRa and International Museum of Ceramics. Popular historic sites such as Basilica San Vitale and Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravenna: Valle Campo (in Lido di Spina) and Musei San Domenico (in Forli). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Il Villaggio delle Cicogne, don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), and test your problem-solving skills at Ravenna Escape - Room di Savio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ravenna visit planner.

You can drive from Bologna to Ravenna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Brescia.

Things to do in Ravenna

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

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Brescia, Italy

Brescia ©

Lioness of Italy

As the second largest city in Lombardy after Milan, Brescia has served as an important hub of commerce and culture since pre-Roman times.
Get a sense of the local culture at Parco Comunale delle Incisioni Rupestri di Luine and Percorso Archeologico Di Palazzo Martinengo. Let the collections at Museo Paleoantropologico del Po and Galleria dell'Incisione capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Parco Archeologico Comunale di Seradina-Bedolina (in Capo di Ponte), Museum in Motion (in San Pietro in Cerro) and Riserva Naturale Orientata Valli di Sant’Antonio (in Corteno Golgi). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Valtenesi del Garda, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Maria della Croce, see the interesting displays at Museo Mille Miglia, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Della Valle Sabbia.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brescia trip builder tool.

Drive from Ravenna to Brescia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ravenna in March, expect little chillier with lows of 4°C in Brescia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bergamo.

Things to do in Brescia

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bunker di Cavriana ©
Bunker di Cavriana
Basilica Santa Maria della Croce ©
Basilica Santa Maria della Croce

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Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo ©

City of a Thousand

In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Forte Montecchio Nord. Your inner history buff will appreciate Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona and Cappella Colleoni. Change things up with these side-trips from Bergamo: FiorirAnno (in Cornate d'Adda), Convento dell'Incoronata (in Martinengo) and Il Regno Dei Rapaci (in Gessate). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of La Citta Alta, test your team's savvy at In Time Escape Room, look and learn at Parco Astronomico la Torre del Sole, and contemplate the long history of Mura Venete.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bergamo travel route planner.

Getting from Brescia to Bergamo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Como.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona ©
Forte Montecchio Nord ©
Forte Montecchio Nord
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Como, Italy

Como ©

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano and Castello di Rezzonico are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Il Tornio and Museo Castiglioni. Explore Como's surroundings by going to Riserva Naturale Val di Mello (in Val Masino), Giardango (in Carimate) and Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Universal Diving School, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Monte Barro, admire the striking features of Villa Olmo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo).

Plan a Como trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bergamo to Como in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Como can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Legnano.

Things to do in Como

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Universal Diving School ©
Universal Diving School
Il Tornio ©
Il Tornio
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como

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Legnano, Italy

Legnano ©
Legnano is an Italian town and comune with 60,313 inhabitants in the north-westernmost part of the Metropolitan City of Milan, about 20km from central Milan. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Sentiero della Lanca Di Bernate, contemplate the waterfront views at Parco Arcadia, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Legnano tour planning tool.

Getting from Como to Legnano by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Legnano

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

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Highlights from your plan
Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo ©
Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo
Museo Storico Alfa Romeo ©
Museo Storico Alfa Romeo
Parco Arcadia ©
Parco Arcadia

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca di Brera. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Oltre Room (in Voghera), Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata (in Lodi) and Oasi di Sant'Alessio (in Sant'Alessio con Vialone). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see reviews and tourist information, read Milan journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Legnano to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Milan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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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 Groeningemuseum. Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, Belfry of Bruges, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Natural Sciences.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip builder tool.

Getting from Milan to Brussels by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, Brussels is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gravensteen and Fort Van Duffel. Museum Dr. Guislain and Museum Voor Schone Kunsten will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Ghent (St Michael's Bridge, Ghent City Center, &more), Molsbroek (in Lokeren) and Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beguinage, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, and view the masterpieces at Art Center Horus.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Antwerp tour planning app.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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