57 days in Italy, Flemish Brabant Province & North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

57 days in Italy, Flemish Brabant Province & North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Halle, Belgium
— 2 nights
2
Bologna, Italy
— 11 nights
3
Ravenna, Italy
— 7 nights
4
Sirmione, Italy
— 7 nights
5
Milan, Italy
— 16 nights
6
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 7 nights
7
Aachen, Germany
— 6 nights

2
nights
Halle, Belgium

Halle ©
Halle is a city and municipality of Belgium, in the district (arrondissement) Halle-Vilvoorde of the province Flemish Brabant. You'll explore and learn at FeliXart Museum and den ast in Halle. Get some historical perspective at St-Martin's Basilica and Brasserie Timmermans. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halle: Tervuren (Centho Chocolates & Arboretum Tervuren). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Gaasbeek Castle, appreciate the history behind Prins, trots van Brabant, get some fabulous bargains at Neuhaus Factory Shop, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Halle trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Halle is an approximately 3-hour car ride. September in Halle sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Halle

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tervuren, Neuhaus Factory Shop, Gaasbeek Castle, Brasserie Timmermans, Paper Mill Herisem
Highlights from your plan
FeliXart Museum ©
FeliXart Museum
Brasserie Timmermans ©
Brasserie Timmermans
Gaasbeek Castle ©
Gaasbeek Castle

11
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Piazza Maggiore. Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Petronio and Santuario di Madonna di San Luca are in your itinerary. Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to Rimini (Italy in Miniature & Borgo San Giuliano), Ostiglia (Riserva Naturale Isola Boschina & Riserva Naturale Paludi) and Santarcangelo di Romagna (Pieve di San Michele Arcangelo & Museo Permanente “Nel mondo di Tonino Guerra”). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Oasi La Rizza, take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Medievale, examine the collection at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, and make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bologna online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Halle to Bologna. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Halle in September: high temperatures in Bologna hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Modena, Ferrara, Parma, Ostiglia, Traversetolo
Highlights from your plan
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

7
nights
Ravenna, Italy

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Basilica San Vitale and Battistero degli Ariani will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Archiepiscopal Museum and Museo del Territorio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravenna: Forli (Musei San Domenico, Pinacoteca Civica Melozzo degli Ambrogi, &more), Asilo e Oratorio Santa Rosa (in Predappio) and Faenza (Palazzo Milzetti Museo Nazionale dell'eta Neoclassica in Romagna, International Museum of Ceramics, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Il Villaggio delle Cicogne, don't miss a visit to Oasi Naturale di Torre Abate, hike along Pineta di Pinarella e Tagliata, and steep yourself in history at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ravenna itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Ravenna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Ravenna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Ravenna

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Forli, Faenza, Cesenatico, Cervia, Comacchio
Highlights from your plan
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

7
nights
Sirmione, Italy

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Museum-lovers will appreciate Palazzo Te and Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello Scaligero and Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sirmione: Valtenesi del Garda (in San Felice del Benaco), Parco Archeologico Naturalistico della Rocca di Manerba del Garda (in Manerba del Garda) and Brescia (Museo di Santa Giulia, Galleria dell'Incisione, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Incisioni Rupestri di Ceto Cimbergo e Paspardo, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Storico Del Risorgimento Agostino Bianchi, admire the striking features of Palazzo Ducale Mantova, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Violino.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sirmione tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Sirmione takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sirmione can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Sirmione

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Brescia, Cremona, Mantua, Museo Storico Del Risorgimento Agostino Bianchi, Museo Paleoantropologico del Po
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Palazzo Ducale Mantova
Palazzo Ducale Mantova
Museo Civico di Canneto sull'Oglio ©
Museo Civico di Canneto sull'Oglio

16
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Visit Duomo di Milano and Piazza del Duomo for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Forte Montecchio Nord. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Bergamo (Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Museo e Tesoro della Cattedrale, &more), Scooter & Lambretta (in Rodano) and Museo del Falegname Tino Sana (in Almenno San Bartolomeo). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sirmione to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. September in Milan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bellano, Como, Gravedona, Bergamo, Clusone
Highlights from your plan
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

7
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Get some cultural insight at Cologne Cathedral and Mahn- und Gedenkstatte. You'll explore and learn at Museum Ludwig and LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dusseldorf: Muelheim an der Ruhr (Aquarius Wassermuseum & Camera Obscura Museum zur Vorgeschichte des Films), Cologne (Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), Wildpark, &more) and Grafschafter Museum im Moerser Schloss (in Moers). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bergehalde Grosses Holz, shop like a local with Galerie Nettels, take an in-depth tour of Roman Museum Haus Burgel, and see the interesting displays at Museum rund um's Geld.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf day trip tool.

You can fly from Milan to Dusseldorf in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Milan in October, with highs in Dusseldorf at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aachen.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cologne, Xanten, Muelheim an der Ruhr, Vreden, Baumberger Sandstein Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

6
nights
Aachen, Germany

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Appreciate the collections at Centre Charlemagne and Couven Museum. Get some historical perspective at Aachen Cathedral and Aachener Rathaus. Explore Aachen's surroundings by going to Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum (in Linnich), Begas-Haus (in Heinsberg) and Museum der Mineralien (in Huckelhoven). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Teverener Heide, see the interesting displays at Burgenmuseum, get a new perspective on nature at Grube Wolfahrt, and take an in-depth tour of Romerthermen Zulpich.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aachen trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Aachen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Aachen sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Aachen

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Stolberg, Hellenthal, Museum Huertgenwald 1944 und im Frieden, Begas-Haus, Teverener Heide
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum ©
Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum
Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral
Romerthermen Zulpich ©
Romerthermen Zulpich

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