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

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ardennes American Cemetery and Coteaux de la Citadelle. Chateau fort de Bouillon and Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral) will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liege: Forestia (in Theux), Bastogne War Museum (in Bastogne) and Citadelle de Dinant (in Dinant). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons, make a trip to Montagne de Bueren, and admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Liege-Guillemins.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Liege tour itinerary planning website.

Trier, Germany to Liege is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Antwerp.
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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 Cathedral of Our Lady. 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 Begijnhof, admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, and get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt.

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.
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Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Bruges, Belgium — 5 nights

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 Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial & In Flanders Fields Museum), Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke) and Ghent (St Michael's Bridge, Ghent City Center, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bruges online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Antwerp, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Hamburg.
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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

Hamburg, Germany — 4 nights

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: The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden), Storchenpflegestation Wesermarsch (in Berne) and Altes Land (in Jork). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, and get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

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.
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Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:

Kiel, Germany — 2 nights

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.
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Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Berlin, Germany — 5 nights

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 The Dresden Zwinger. Get some historical perspective at Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery. Step out of Berlin with an excursion to Bruehlsche Terrasse in Dresden--about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Kiel to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 5 nights

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 Schloss Neuschwanstein. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Church and Frauenkirche. Venture out of the city with trips to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau), Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal) and Partnachklamm (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, admire the masterpieces at Glyptothek, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, 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.
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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.
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Nuremberg, Germany — 4 nights

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 Altstadt. Get out of town with these interesting Nuremberg side-trips: Rothenburg (St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), Town Walls, &more), Wurzburg (Alte Mainbruecke, St. Kilian Cathedral, &more) and Falknerei Burg Rabenstein (in Ahorntal). 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.
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Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Bologna, Italy — 6 nights

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 Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna. Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Vitale. Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Il Teatro dell'Aria (in Gradara) and Venice (St Mark's Campanile, Canal Grande, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Medievale, enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa della Madonna di Galliera.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bologna trip builder website.

You can fly from Nuremberg to Bologna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nuremberg in July, with highs in Bologna at 37°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Livorno.
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:

Livorno, Italy — 3 nights

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.
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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 Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola and D'Albertis Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova and Via Giuseppe Garibaldi. 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 Museo di Palazzo Reale, 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.
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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.
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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: Museo Borgogna (in Vercelli), Santuario di Oropa (in Oropa) and Museo ArteVino Razzano (in Alfiano Natta). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Michele, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sant'Evasio (Duomo di Casale Monferrato), and don't miss a visit to Comunità Ebraica di Casale Monferrato.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Casale Monferrato day trip site.

Casale Monferrato is very close to Alessandria. Traveling from Alessandria in July, you will find days in Casale Monferrato are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.
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Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

Turin, Italy — 4 nights

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 Museo Nazionale del Cinema. Visit Basilica di Superga and Palazzo Reale Di Torino for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Reggia Di Reale in Venaria Reale (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Risorgimento, make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Consolata.

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.
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Milan, Italy — 4 nights

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 Casa di Giulietta. Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco will appeal to history buffs. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Verona (Arche Scaligere, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Forte Montecchio Nord (in Colico). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, and admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in August: highs in Milan hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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

4.5
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

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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.