57 days in Germany, Italy & Belgium Itinerary

57 days in Germany, Italy & Belgium Itinerary

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57 days in Germany, Italy & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
+2
Fly + tram + train:  4​h
1
Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
2
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
6
Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Assisi, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
12
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

4
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Get some cultural insight at Miniatur Wunderland and Speicherstadt. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden), Tister Bauernmoor (in Tiste) and Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen (in Warder). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Altes Land and explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg day trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Hamburg is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Altes Land, Tister Bauernmoor, Himmelmoor, Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, Otterzentrum Hankensbuttel
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
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Tister Bauernmoor ©
Tister Bauernmoor
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Pergamonmuseum and Topographie des Terrors will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Charlottenburg Palace and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Go for a jaunt from Berlin to Lubben to see Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kaulsdorfer Seen.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:
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THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

5
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Nymphenburg Palace and Kaiserburg Nurnberg will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kreuzweg Weltenburg (in Kelheim), Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Hohenschwangau) and Germanisches Nationalmuseum (in Nuremberg). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Heidehaus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, admire the striking features of Frauenkirche, and admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Munich day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Hirschbachtobel Bad Hindelang, Starzlachklamm, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Kreuzweg Weltenburg
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 14:
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

5
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Appreciate the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Venture out of the city with trips to Area Naturalistica-Monumentale Isola dei morti (in Moriago della Battaglia), Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Museo di Castelvecchio, & more) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica di Sant’Antonio, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice day trip planner .

Getting from Munich to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in March; daily highs in Venice reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Padua, Area Naturalistica-Monumentale Isola dei morti
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 19:
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

6
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Piazza Navona will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pantheon and Vatican Museums. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa Adriana in Tivoli, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi di Macchiagrande, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 25:
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

5
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Cappella Sansevero and Galleria Borbonica. Get some historical perspective at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Napoli. Venture out of the city with trips to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Positano), Paestum Ruins (in Paestum) and Oasi Valle della Caccia (in Senerchia). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Posillipo, admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, steep yourself in history at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, and take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Naples itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Naples sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Salerno, Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii, Fishing Charters & Tours, Paestum Ruins
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 30:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Popular historic sites such as Cattedrale di San Lorenzo and Chiesa dell'Annunziata are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Ravello and Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale. When in Ravello, make a side trip to see Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo in Cetara, approximately 40 minutes away.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello vacation site .

You can drive from Naples to Ravello in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Maiori, Basilica of Saint Trofimena, Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
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Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

5
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Rocca Maggiore. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo della Porziuncola and Basilica of Saint Peter. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono (in Fabriano), Suzie's Yard (in Cetona) and Museo Cinema a Pennello (in Montecosaro). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bosco di San Francesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, explore the ancient world of Parrocchia Santa Maria Maggiore - Frati Cappuccini Assisi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santo Stefano.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Assisi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ravello to Assisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Assisi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli, Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono, Wild Foods Italy, Suzie's Yard, Museo Cinema a Pennello
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Museo di San Marco. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Crete Senesi (in Asciano), Siena (Duomo di Siena & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip builder .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Siena, Basilica San Vitale, Crete Senesi, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Egizio and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Como (Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, Oasi WWF del Bassone, & more), Museo Etnografico E Naturalistico Val Sanagra (in Grandola ed Uniti) and Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino (in Griante). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Valentino, take in the awesome beauty at Parco Valle Albano, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip planning site .

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Milan

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Como, Gravedona, Museo Etnografico E Naturalistico Val Sanagra, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, Museo Egizio
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

6
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Atomium and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Chocolate Nation, Eugeen van Mieghem Museum, & more), Molsbroek (in Lokeren) and La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), contemplate the long history of Maison d'Erasme, and don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Milan to Brussels takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in April, expect Brussels to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Antwerp, Molsbroek, La Roche-aux-Faucons
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum. Gravensteen and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (De Assels, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, & more) and Meetjeslandse Kreken (in Assenede). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, look for all kinds of wild species at Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld, see the interesting displays at Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), and explore the world behind art at Gruuthusemuseum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ghent, Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld, Meetjeslandse Kreken
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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De Fonteintjes ©
De Fonteintjes
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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