56 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Italy Itinerary

56 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Italy Itinerary

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Drive to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Antwerp
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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
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Antwerp, Belgium

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 Chocolate Nation capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Van Duffel and Beguinage. Explore Antwerp's surroundings by going to TODI - The Ultimate Diving Experience (in Beringen), Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout) and Geel War Cemetery (in Geel). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, see the interesting displays at Horlogeriemuseum, take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, and don't miss a visit to Grote Markt.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Antwerp trip builder.

Frascati, Italy to Antwerp is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder 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) early enough to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:

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Ghent, Belgium

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 Begijnhof. Change things up with these side-trips from Ghent: Molsbroek (in Lokeren) and Heidebos (in Wachtebeke). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, explore the world behind art at Design Museum Gent, see the interesting displays at The House of Alijn, and take in the views from St Michael's Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent travel route website.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Ghent are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Transfo duiktank (in Zwevegem) and Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke). 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.

Take a train from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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 · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:

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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 cultural insight at Grand Place and Belgian Comic Strip Center. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Brussels are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 21:

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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 Fort Thungen. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vianden Castle and National Museum of Natural History. Explore Luxembourg City's surroundings by going to Chateau de Clervaux (in Clervaux), Bourscheid Castle (in Bourscheid) and Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, don't miss a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), and explore the world behind art at Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Brussels to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. March in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Quartiere dell'Antico Ghetto Ebraico di Padova, Chiesa degli Eremitani, &more), Y-40 The Deep Joy (in Montegrotto Terme) and Isola dei morti (in Moriago della Battaglia). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planning site.

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, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ferrara.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 30:

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Ferrara, Italy

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

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:

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Ravenna, Italy

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

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:

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Tivoli, Italy

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 Monastero Di S.Benedetto. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa d'Este and Borgo di Orvinio. 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 Pescara (Acquatica Scuba ASD & Centro di Recupero e Riabilitazione Tartarughe Marine). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Campo Imperatore, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento di San Cosimato, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca Pia.

Plan a trip to Tivoli easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Tivoli takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. When traveling from Ravenna in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Tivoli, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 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

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 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.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Palatine Hill are in your itinerary. Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and make a trip to St. Peter's Square.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder.

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

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 12:

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and The Baptistery of St. John. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Siena. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana & Piazza del Campo). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 17:

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Bologna, Italy

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 Piazza Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Salse di Nirano (in Fiorano Modenese), Parma (Battistero di Parma & Cattedrale di Parma) and Palazzo Ducale Mantova (in Mantua). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Associazione Vitruvio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Domenico, take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bologna trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

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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.
Duomo di Milano and Parco Comunale delle Incisioni Rupestri di Luine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castello Sforzesco and Basilica di San Fedele. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata (in Lodi), Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (in Bergamo) and Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo (in Legnano). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, see some colorful creatures with Universal Diving School, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip builder.

You can take a train from Bologna to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 25:

Belgium travel guide

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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.

West Flanders Province travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
West Flanders province contains Belgium's entire North Sea coastline, a major tourist destination in this part of Europe. In addition to a string of commercialized beaches, the province boasts several medieval cities soaked in history and rich in architectural heritage. Bruges, the provincial capital, serves as one of the country's major hubs of commerce, education, culture, and entertainment. Away from its heavily urbanized areas, West Flanders features a largely flat countryside crisscrossed by well-maintained roads and cycling paths. The province draws a growing number of foreign visitors with its lesser-known towns like Veurne and Ostend, which boast photogenic public squares, traditional breweries, and spired cathedrals.

Luxembourg travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Geologic Formations
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

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.

Emilia-Romagna travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Emilia-Romagna is one of Europe's wealthiest and most developed areas, stretching between the Po Valley in the north and the Apennine Mountains in the south. This is a land of diverse people and diverse landscapes. The striking contrast between the mountainous areas and the long Adriatic coastline offers some of Italy's most spectacular views. The region has a rich cultural and artistic heritage, with a vibrant music scene that is quickly gaining international prestige. Emilia-Romagna produces a range of fine wines as well as a variety of culinary delights, including gold-colored egg pastas like tortellini and tagliatelle. Farther from the tourism-driven coastal areas, the region features a tranquil countryside dotted with parks and nature preserves, ideal for those looking to spend some time hiking, horseback riding, or cycling on their holiday.

Lazio travel guide

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Ruins · Fountains · Art Museums
Often overshadowed by the country's magnificent capital city, Lazio is a densely populated region in the middle of the boot-shaped Italian peninsula. Though this prosperous area is home to Rome, Lazio offers many other cities, lakes, and white-sand coastal areas as beautiful additions to your itinerary. The region's landscapes are as varied as the people who live here. In the north, Lazio is lush and hilly. The southern section features rugged areas tailor-made for adventurous hikers and cyclists. Venture deeper into Lazio's countryside to find more places to visit, like restaurants and museums, as well as remnants of the ancient civilizations that once flourished in this area.