25 days in Italy & Belgium Itinerary

25 days in Italy & Belgium Itinerary

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Ivrea, Italy
— 6 nights
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Castellania, Italy
— 1 day
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Barberino Di Mugello, Italy
— 4 nights
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Drive to Peretola Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Kortrijk
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Kortrijk, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Grobbendonk, Belgium
— 1 night
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 8 nights
Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Lugano

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Ivrea, Italy — 6 nights

Ivrea is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy. Municipal Museum Pier Alessandro Garda and Forte di Bard will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Via Francigena and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Ivrea side-trips: La Malpenga (in Vigliano Biellese), Candelo (La Baraggia di Candelo & Ricetto di Candelo) and Castello di Issogne (in Issogne). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Nella Cioccolata, identify plant and animal life at Oasi Zegna, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Grato, and explore the historical opulence of Castello e Parco di Masino.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ivrea trip tool.

Lugano, Switzerland to Ivrea is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive. In May, daytime highs in Ivrea are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Castellania.
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Castellania, Italy — 1 day

Castellania is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 100km southeast of Turin and about 30km southeast of Alessandria. On the 7th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Casa Natale Di Fausto Coppi, don't miss a visit to Studio del pittore Pellizza da Volpedo, then see the interesting displays at Associazione Pellizza Onlus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pieve di Santa Maria.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Castellania tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Ivrea to Castellania in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ivrea in May, expect nights in Castellania to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Barberino Di Mugello.
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Barberino Di Mugello, Italy — 4 nights

Barberino di Mugello is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 25km north of Florence. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo del Bosco e della Montagna and Museo Mario Romoli. Get a sense of the local culture at La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary and Pieve di San Severo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barberino Di Mugello: Museo Archeologico Comprensoriale (in Dicomano), Museo Gotica - Centro Documentazione e Ricerche Storiche di Gotica Toscana Onlus (in Scarperia e San Piero) and Museo dell'Arte della Lana (in Stia). Next up on the itinerary: get some fabulous bargains at Barberino Designer Outlet, examine the collection at Museo di Livergnano - The Winter Line, learn about all things military at Spazio Culturale "La Guerra e La Memoria", and get engrossed in the history at Museo della Rocca di Dozza.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barberino Di Mugello day trip planning site.

Drive from Castellania to Barberino Di Mugello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Castellania in May, expect nights in Barberino Di Mugello to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Kortrijk.
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Kortrijk, Belgium — 4 nights

Kortrijk is a Belgian city and municipality in the Flemish province of West Flanders.It is the capital and largest city of the judicial and administrative arrondissement of Kortrijk. Appreciate the collections at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 and Hooge Crater Museum. Get some cultural insight at Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel and Baggaertshof. Explore Kortrijk's surroundings by going to Ieper (Ypres) (Saint Julien Memorial, Hill 60, &more). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Tourist Run Kortrijk, examine the collection at Kortrijk 1302, stroll the grounds of Tyne Cot Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage of Kortrijk.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kortrijk day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Barberino Di Mugello to Kortrijk. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barberino Di Mugello in May: high temperatures in Kortrijk hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grobbendonk.
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Grobbendonk, Belgium — 1 night

Grobbendonk is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp (Antwerpen). Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Orgelmuseum, explore the historical opulence of Kasteel de Borrekens, and then test the waters at Aquarein.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grobbendonk trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kortrijk to Grobbendonk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Kortrijk in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grobbendonk: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Antwerp.
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Antwerp, Belgium — 8 nights

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Appreciate the collections at Atomium and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Brussels (Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), &more) and René Magritte Museum (in Jette). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Universal Exports, see the interesting displays at Red Star Line Museum, and explore the world behind art at Museum Plantin-Moretus.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Antwerp planner.

Traveling by car from Grobbendonk to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
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.
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Belgium travel guide

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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.
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