56 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Italy Itinerary

56 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Italy Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Sluis, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 5 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Well, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Bergamo, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Groeningemuseum and STAM Ghent City Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral & Saint Bavo's Cathedral). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bruges journey builder.

Reims, France to Bruges is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a train. When traveling from Reims in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bruges: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Sluis.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

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Sluis, The Netherlands

Sluis ©
Sluis is the name of both a municipality and a town located in the west of Zeelandic Flanders, in the south-western part of the Netherlands.The current incarnation of the municipality exists since on 1 January 2003. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Oorlogsmonument Sluis, experience rural life at Struisvogelboerderij Monnikenwerve, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Het Belfort, then look for gifts at Slijterij-Wijnhandel de Vuurtoren, and finally see the interesting displays at Bizarium. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Het Vlaemsche Erfgoed, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Husky Safari - Day Tours, then examine the collection at Visserij Museum, then steep yourself in history at Canadees Herdenkingsmonument Ijzendijke - Sluis, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gemeentelijk Archeologisch Museum Aardenburg.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sluis trip itinerary app.

Sluis is just a stone's throw from Bruges. In March, daily temperatures in Sluis can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Antwerp.

Things to do in Sluis

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Museum Het Belfort ©
Museum Het Belfort

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gravensteen and Ghent City Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Graslei and Korenlei and St Michael's Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Antwerp: TODI - The Ultimate Diving Experience (in Beringen), Molsbroek (in Lokeren) and Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, don't miss a visit to Grote Markt, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, and take in the exciting artwork at Museum De Reede.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Antwerp trip site.

You can drive from Sluis to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Nieuwe Kerk. Madurodam and Station Hollands Spoor will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting The Hague side-trips: Rhoonse grienden (in Rhoon), Reeuwijkse Plassen (in Reeuwijk) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Landtong Rozenburg, ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague, and admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Den Haag.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the The Hague trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Antwerp to The Hague in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Haarlem.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

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Haarlem, The Netherlands

Haarlem ©

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Get a sense of the local culture at Frans Hals Museum and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Museum-lovers will get to explore Teylers Museum and The Corrie ten Boom House. Explore Haarlem's surroundings by going to Alkmaar (Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar & Klim naar de hemel), Uitkijkduin Petten (in Petten) and Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt and look for all kinds of wild species at Duinreservaat Castricum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Haarlem itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from The Hague to Haarlem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Natuurgebied Zwanenwater ©
Natuurgebied Zwanenwater
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. Rijksmuseum and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Tafelbergheide (in Blaricum), Natuurmonument Corversbos (in Hilversum) and Ocean Legends Tours (in Almere). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Settels-Roofvogels, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam attractions planner.

Amsterdam is just a short distance from Haarlem. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Well.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Well, The Netherlands

Well ©
Well is a small town of about 2500 residents in the municipality of Bergen in the province of Limburg in the southeastern part of the Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Nationaal Park De Maasduinen and then brush up on your military savvy at Overloon War Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Well driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Well in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Well

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Overloon War Museum ©
Overloon War Museum
Nationaal Park De Maasduinen ©
Nationaal Park De Maasduinen

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Atomium and René Magritte Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the world behind art at Musée d'Ixelles, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and admire the striking features of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Well to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Milano and Museo Egizio. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Turin ( Museum of the Risorgimento, The Art of the Brick, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and make a trip to Piazza del Duomo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Milan online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in April, expect Milan to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Bergamo.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo ©

City of a Thousand

In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arena di Verona and La Citta Alta. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza delle Erbe and Casa di Giulietta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bergamo: Verona (Cappella dei Notai, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Salvatore, contemplate the long history of Cappella Colleoni, and admire the landmark architecture of Porta Sant'Agostino.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Bergamo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Bergamo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Isola dei morti. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Fondazione Bisazza (in Montecchio Maggiore), Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Y-40 The Deep Joy (in Montegrotto Terme). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, get a dose of the wild on Limosa Guide Naturaliste, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bergamo to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Crete Senesi (in Asciano) and Siena (Piazza del Campo, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Florence travel route planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Visit Colosseum and Piazza Navona for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary maker app.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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