58 days in Italy, Germany & Belgium Itinerary

58 days in Italy, Germany & Belgium Itinerary

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Liege, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Kiel, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Furth im Wald, Germany
— 1 night
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 6 nights
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Livorno, Italy
— 3 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
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Alessandria, Italy
— 1 night
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Casale Monferrato, Italy
— 4 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Liege, Belgium

— 3 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ardennes American Cemetery and Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral). Chateau fort de Bouillon and Citadelle de Dinant will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liege: Forestia (in Theux) and Bastogne War Museum (in Bastogne). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Liege-Guillemins, appreciate the extensive heritage of Coteaux de la Citadelle, and don't miss a visit to Montagne de Bueren.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Liege trip planning website.

Trier, Germany to Liege is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

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Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Antwerp, Belgium

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Beguinage and Grote Markt. Museum-lovers will get to explore MAS - Museum aan de Stroom and Museum Plantin-Moretus. Venture out of the city with trips to Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout) and Arboretum Wespelaar (in Haacht). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), don't miss a visit to Beguinage, admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Antwerp trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Liege to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Bruges, Belgium

— 5 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Folklore Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke), Ghent (St Michael's Bridge, Ghent City Center, &more) and Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial & In Flanders Fields Museum). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bruges day trip app.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Antwerp in June, expect nights in Bruges to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Hamburg.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

Hamburg, Germany

— 4 nights

Gateway to the World

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 Alter Elbtunnel. Speicherstadt and St. Michael's Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Hamburg: Storchenpflegestation Wesermarsch (in Berne), The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden) and Altes Land (in Jork). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, ponder the world of politics at Townhall, take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hamburg trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Bruges to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. June in Hamburg sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kiel.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:

Kiel, Germany

— 2 nights

Sailing City

One of Germany's most important ports for decades, Kiel combines its working industrial center with a rich heritage of music, fine dining, and pleasant scenery.
On the 29th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, learn about all things military at U-Boot U 995, and then appreciate the history behind Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal). On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Danevirke Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Viking Museum Haithabu, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Gottorf.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kiel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Kiel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Kiel

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Berlin, Germany

— 5 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. Get some historical perspective at The Dresden Zwinger and Berliner Dom. Step out of Berlin with an excursion to Bruehlsche Terrasse in Dresden--about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Kiel to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:

Munich, Germany

— 5 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Venture out of the city with trips to Partnachklamm (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen), Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau) and Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munich itinerary website.

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Furth im Wald.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Furth im Wald, Germany

— 1 night
Furth im Wald is a city in the District of Cham, in Bavaria, Germany, near the Czech border. On the 11th (Mon), head outdoors with Wildgarten, then examine the collection at Further Felsengaenge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ausflugspark am Steinbruchsee.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Furth im Wald day trip planning tool.

Getting from Munich to Furth im Wald by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Furth im Wald can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Furth im Wald

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Nuremberg, Germany

— 4 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress Marienberg and Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände. Get a sense of the local culture at Würzburg Residence and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Falknerei Burg Rabenstein (in Ahorntal), Rothenburg (St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), Town Walls, &more) and Wurzburg (Alte Mainbruecke, St. Kilian Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and examine the collection at Toy Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Furth im Wald to Nuremberg by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Bologna.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Bologna, Italy

— 6 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Museo Civico Medievale. Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano. Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Il Teatro dell'Aria (in Gradara), Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna) and Venice (St Mark's Campanile, Canal Grande, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Domenico, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, and enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Bologna tour builder website.

Traveling by flight from Nuremberg to Bologna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nuremberg in July, things will get a bit warmer in Bologna: highs are around 37°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Livorno.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:

Livorno, Italy

— 3 nights

Naples of the North

Considered one of Tuscany's newer cities, the busy port city of Livorno boasts modern charm uncharacteristic of the region.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Breeze Beach, then explore the gorgeous colors at Costiera di Calafuria, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Montenero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Piaggio Museum and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acquario di Livorno.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Livorno trip planner.

Drive from Bologna to Livorno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Genoa.

Things to do in Livorno

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Genoa, Italy

— 3 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo di Palazzo Reale and Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova and D'Albertis Castle. Change things up with a short trip to 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours in Manarola (about 1h 40 min away). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, and take in the waterfront at Old Port.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Genoa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Livorno to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Livorno in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alessandria.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Alessandria, Italy

— 1 night
Alessandria is a city and comune in Piedmont, Italy, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria. On the 28th (Thu), stop by Pasticceria Gallina, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Piovera, and then explore the ancient world of Cittadella di Alessandria.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Alessandria online travel route builder.

Getting from Genoa to Alessandria by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Alessandria when traveling from Genoa in July, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Casale Monferrato.

Things to do in Alessandria

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Casale Monferrato, Italy

— 4 nights
Casale Monferrato is a town in the Piedmont region in Italy, in the province of Alessandria. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo etnografico di Coniolo and Jewish Community House Monferrato. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palazzo Gozani Di Treville and Ricetto di Candelo. Change things up with these side-trips from Casale Monferrato: Santuario di Oropa (in Oropa), Museo Borgogna (in Vercelli) and Museo ArteVino Razzano (in Alfiano Natta). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele and make a trip to Comunità Ebraica di Casale Monferrato.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Casale Monferrato trip planner.

Casale Monferrato is very close to Alessandria. When traveling from Alessandria in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Casale Monferrato: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Casale Monferrato

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

Turin, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Egizio and Galleria Sabauda. Visit Basilica of Superga and Reggia di Venaria Reale for their historical value. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Risorgimento, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turin visit planner.

You can drive from Casale Monferrato to Turin in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Casale Monferrato in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Milan, Italy

— 4 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Pinacoteca di Brera. Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco will appeal to history buffs. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Forte Montecchio Nord (in Colico) and Verona (Arche Scaligere, Casa di Giulietta, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Milan journey planner.

Take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Milan, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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.

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.