56 days in Germany, Italy & Belgium Itinerary

56 days in Germany, Italy & Belgium Itinerary

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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
You'll explore and learn at Miniatur Wunderland and Red Gallery. Speicherstadt and Alter Elbtunnel will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: Wildpark Lueneburger Heide (in Hanstedt), Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen (in Warder) and Himmelmoor (in Quickborn). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Boberger Duenen, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Townhall, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg travel itinerary planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Hamburg is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Budapest in March: highs in Hamburg hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Specialty Museum
Miniatur Wunderland
4.8
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Art Museum
Kunsthalle Hamburg
4.4
Speicherstadt ©
Historic Walking Area
Speicherstadt
4.7

5
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like East Side Gallery and Bebelplatz. When in Berlin, make a side trip to see Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz in Lubben, approximately Lubben away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, and contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin day trip planner.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Walking tours
4.8
Pergamonmuseum ©
Art Museum
Pergamonmuseum
4.4
Topography of Terror ©
Specialty Museum
Topography of Terror
4.5

3
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Nuremberg, Germany

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get a sense of the local culture at Neumuenster and Würzburg Residence. You'll explore and learn at Fortress Marienberg and Germanisches Nationalmuseum. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, and step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nuremberg trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Würzburg Residence ©
World heritage site
Würzburg Residence
4.7

5
nights
Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alte Pinakothek and Schloss Neuschwanstein. Get some historical perspective at Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Hohenschwangau. The adventure continues: get curious at Deutsches Museum, explore the world behind art at Pinakothek der Moderne, make a trip to Marienplatz, and take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munich sightseeing planner.

Drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Alte Pinakothek ©
Art Museum
Alte Pinakothek
4.5
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Historic Site
Nymphenburg Palace
4.5

5
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Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Museo Cappella Sansevero. Appreciate the collections at Galleria Borbonica and Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Valle delle Ferriere (in Amalfi), Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello) and Terme del Foro (in Pompeii). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara, delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Munich to Naples in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in March, expect Naples to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
World heritage site
Pompeii Archaeological Park
4.6
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
World heritage site
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
4.6

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Pantheon and Roman Forum will appeal to history buffs. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa Adriana in Tivoli, approximately Tivoli away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome holiday site.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Pantheon ©
Must see
Pantheon
4.8
Vatican Museums
Must see
Vatican Museums
4.2

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Assisi, Italy

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 29th (Mon), examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Assisi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in March since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
San Damiano ©
Religious Site
San Damiano
4.8

5
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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazzale Michelangelo. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni, Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trip

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

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Venice, Italy

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.
Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Correr. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza della Frutta, &more), Y-40 The Deep Joy (in Montegrotto Terme) and Cantina San Gregorio (in Valdobbiadene). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and witness the site of a historic battle at Isola dei morti.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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Verona, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to I Portoni della Bra, enjoy some music at Arena di Verona, browse the eclectic array of goods at Piazza delle Erbe, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Ducale Mantova, then explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Procolo.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Verona road trip planning app.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
San Fermo Maggiore, Verona ©
World heritage site
San Fermo Maggiore, Verona
4.7
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
World heritage site
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
4.7

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Milan, Italy

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Egizio and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Visit Duomo di Milano and Il Cenacolo for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo (in Legnano) and Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata (in Lodi). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Milan

Side Trips

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

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Brussels, Belgium

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 historical perspective at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Grote Markt, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brussels tour site.

You can fly from Milan to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in April, things will get little chillier in Brussels: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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

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Bruges, Belgium

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.
Get some cultural insight at Groeningemuseum and Historic Centre of Brugge. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gravensteen and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, take an in-depth tour of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bruges sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. April in Bruges sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8
Gravensteen ©
Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
Groeningemuseum ©
Art Museum
Groeningemuseum
4.3

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