21 days in Brussels & Italy Itinerary

21 days in Brussels & Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Sorrento, Italy
— 5 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

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've now added Passion Chocolat to your itinerary. Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Graslei and Korenlei. Venture out of the city with trips to De Panne Beach (in De Panne), Begijnhof (in Kortrijk) and Bruges (Torture Museum Oude Steen, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). There's much more to do: take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, relax and rejuvenate at Thermen Katara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Centre Islamique et Culturel de Belgique, and contemplate the long history of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

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Boston, USA to Brussels is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Brussels is 6 hours. Traveling from Boston in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Brussels, with lows of 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Brussels

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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Head to Via Condotti and Via del Corsofor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo.

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Getting from Brussels to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 55°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

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Sorrento, Italy

— 5 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Escape the urban bustle at La Solara and Il Vallone dei Mulini. Explore hidden gems such as Forum and Villa dei Misteri. Venture out of the city with trips to Pompeii (Forum Baths, Terme del Foro, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, learn about winemaking at Vinicola De Angelis, take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, and admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale.

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Take a train from Rome to Sorrento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 48°F in Sorrento. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Palermo.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Museums

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Palermo, Italy

— 5 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Visit Santuario Santa Rosalia and Church of San Cataldo for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati and Teatro Greco di Segesta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Cala Tonnarella dell'Uzzo (in San Vito lo Capo) and Castello di Carini (in Carini). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di Santa Cita, steep yourself in history at Museo Palazzo Branciforte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and don't miss a visit to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo.

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You can fly from Sorrento to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Brussels.

Things to do in Palermo

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Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

Passion Chocolat has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, then examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and then stop by Passion Chocolat.

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Fly from Palermo to Brussels in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.