56 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Italy Itinerary

56 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Italy Itinerary

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Drive
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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
Drive
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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

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 Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip builder site.

Reims, France to Bruges is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a train. While traveling from Reims, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sluis.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Groeningemuseum ©
Art Museum
Groeningemuseum
4.3
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
4.6

2
nights
Sluis, The Netherlands

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 · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:
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Bizarium ©
Must see
Bizarium
4.8
Museum Het Belfort ©
History Museum
Museum Het Belfort
4.4

5
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gravensteen and Graslei and Korenlei. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ghent City Center and St Michael's Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Antwerp: Molsbroek (in Lokeren), Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout) and TODI - The Ultimate Diving Experience (in Beringen). 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

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
Gravensteen ©
Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
Ghent City Center
Historic Walking Area
Ghent City Center
4.8
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Graslei and Korenlei
4.8

6
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The Hague, The Netherlands

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 The Hidden House of Madame de Berry. Nieuwe Kerk 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, examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague, explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights).

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

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 18:
Highlights from your trip
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Church
Nieuwe Kerk
4.4
Madurodam ©
Theme Park
Madurodam
4.2

4
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Haarlem, The Netherlands

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 Grote Markt. Museum-lovers will get to explore Teylers Museum and Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar. Explore Haarlem's surroundings by going to Klim naar de hemel (in Alkmaar), Uitkijkduin Petten (in Petten) and Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Noordhollands Duinreservaat, examine the collection at The Corrie ten Boom House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo).

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Haarlem travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from The Hague to Haarlem in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Haarlem sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:
Highlights from your trip
Natuurgebied Zwanenwater ©
Wildlife Area
Natuurgebied Zwanenwater
4.7
Grote Markt ©
Historic Walking Area
Grote Markt
4.6
Frans Hals Museum ©
Art Museum
Frans Hals Museum
4.4

5
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 Anne Frank House. Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) 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). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Settels-Roofvogels, walk around Vondelpark, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Amsterdam is very close to Haarlem. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Well.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Van Gogh Museum ©
Must see
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
Anne Frank House ©
Must see
Anne Frank House
4.4
Rijksmuseum ©
Must see
Rijksmuseum
4.6

1
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Well, The Netherlands

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

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Overloon War Museum ©
Military Museum
Overloon War Museum
4.6

5
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Ixelles, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

Discover how to plan a Brussels trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Well to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your trip
Atomium ©
Specialty Museum
Atomium
3.8
Grand Place ©
World heritage site
Grand Place
4.8

5
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Egizio and Pinacoteca di Brera. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Turin ( Museum of the Risorgimento, Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, and steep yourself in history at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2.

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

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:
Highlights from your trip
Museo Egizio ©
Art Museum
Museo Egizio
4.6
Duomo di Milano ©
Religious Site
Duomo di Milano
4.8

3
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Bergamo, Italy

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 Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bergamo: Verona (Cappella dei Notai, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Mura Venete, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa della Madonna dello Spasimo, admire the landmark architecture of Porta San Giacomo, and don't miss a visit to Porta Sant'Agostino.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bergamo using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Bergamo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:
Highlights from your trip
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
World heritage site
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
4.7

5
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Isola dei morti (in Moriago della Battaglia), Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Piazza della Frutta, &more) and Y-40 The Deep Joy (in Montegrotto Terme). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and get a taste of the local shopping with Fondazione Bisazza.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our 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

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
Doge's Palace ©
Must see
Doge's Palace
4.7
Piazza San Marco ©
Historic Walking Area
Piazza San Marco
4.4
Basilica di San Marco
Architectural Building
Basilica di San Marco
4.4

5
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Piazza del Campo, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more) and Crete Senesi (in Asciano). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
World heritage site
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4

5
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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.
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 Pantheon, 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

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Vatican Museums
Must see
Vatican Museums
4.2
Pantheon ©
Must see
Pantheon
4.8

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