56 days in Germany, Italy & Belgium Itinerary

56 days in Germany, Italy & Belgium Itinerary

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Dresden, Germany
— 6 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 5 nights
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Ravenna, Italy
— 3 nights
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Brescia, Italy
— 4 nights
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Bergamo, Italy
— 5 nights
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Como, Italy
— 4 nights
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Legnano, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 8 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 7 nights

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6
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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll explore and learn at The Dresden Zwinger and Grassi Museum. Frauenkirche Dresden and Theaterplatz will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Dresden: Obere Schleuse Kirnitschklamm (in Hinterhermsdorf), Leipzig (Bach Museum, St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), &more) and Schwarzwassertal (in Marienberg). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Radduscher Naturhafen, take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, and explore the world behind art at Albertinum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dresden, use our trip itinerary maker.

Budapest, Hungary to Dresden is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in March, expect nights in Dresden to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

6
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Berlin, Germany

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.
Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at East Side Gallery and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg) and Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz (in Lubben). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, see some colorful creatures with Tauchschule Linek, admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

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Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

5
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©

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 Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti and Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Petronio and Cattedrale di Parma. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Salse di Nirano (in Fiorano Modenese), Modena (Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti & Museo Civico d'Arte) and Collezione Salsapariglia (in Bagnolo In Piano). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense, surround yourself with nature on Associazione Vitruvio, and examine the collection at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bologna trip maker app.

You can fly from Berlin to Bologna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ravenna.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna ©
Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense

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Ravenna, Italy

Ravenna ©

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
You'll explore and learn at Museo NatuRa and Archiepiscopal Museum. Popular historic sites such as Basilica San Vitale and Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravenna: Musei San Domenico (in Forli), Valle Campo (in Lido di Spina) and International Museum of Ceramics (in Faenza). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Il Villaggio delle Cicogne, test your team's savvy at Ravenna Escape - Room di Savio, make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ravenna visit planner.

You can drive from Bologna to Ravenna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Ravenna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Brescia.

Things to do in Ravenna

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

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Brescia, Italy

Brescia ©

Lioness of Italy

As the second largest city in Lombardy after Milan, Brescia has served as an important hub of commerce and culture since pre-Roman times.
Get a sense of the local culture at Parco Comunale delle Incisioni Rupestri di Luine and Museo Paleoantropologico del Po. Let the collections at Percorso Archeologico Di Palazzo Martinengo and Museo Archeologico Della Valle Sabbia capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum in Motion (in San Pietro in Cerro), Parco Archeologico Comunale di Seradina-Bedolina (in Capo di Ponte) and Riserva Naturale Orientata Valli di Sant’Antonio (in Corteno Golgi). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Valtenesi del Garda, view the masterpieces at Galleria dell'Incisione, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Maria della Croce, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Archeologico Naturalistico della Rocca di Manerba del Garda.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brescia trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Brescia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ravenna in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Brescia, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bergamo.

Things to do in Brescia

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Bunker di Cavriana ©
Bunker di Cavriana
Basilica Santa Maria della Croce ©
Basilica Santa Maria della Croce

5
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Mura Venete. Your inner history buff will appreciate Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona and Forte Montecchio Nord. Change things up with these side-trips from Bergamo: Il Regno Dei Rapaci (in Gessate), Convento dell'Incoronata (in Martinengo) and FiorirAnno (in Cornate d'Adda). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of La Citta Alta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Colleoni, see the interesting displays at Presepi di Ponte San Pietro, and identify plant and animal life at Asinoteca.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bergamo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brescia to Bergamo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bergamo can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Como.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona ©
Forte Montecchio Nord ©
Forte Montecchio Nord
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Como, Italy

Como ©

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano and Cathedral of Como (Duomo) are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Il Tornio and Museo Castiglioni. Explore Como's surroundings by going to Riserva Naturale Val di Mello (in Val Masino), Castello di Rezzonico (in Rezzonico) and Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with Universal Diving School, identify plant and animal life at Parco Monte Barro, admire the striking features of Villa Olmo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Fedele.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Como trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bergamo to Como takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Como are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Legnano.

Things to do in Como

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Universal Diving School ©
Universal Diving School
Il Tornio ©
Il Tornio
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como

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Legnano, Italy

Legnano ©
Legnano is an Italian town and comune with 60,313 inhabitants in the north-westernmost part of the Metropolitan City of Milan, about 20km from central Milan. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Sentiero della Lanca Di Bernate, contemplate the waterfront views at Parco Arcadia, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Legnano tour planning tool.

Getting from Como to Legnano by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Legnano

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo ©
Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo
Museo Storico Alfa Romeo ©
Museo Storico Alfa Romeo
Parco Arcadia ©
Parco Arcadia

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pinacoteca di Brera and Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Oasi di Sant'Alessio (in Sant'Alessio con Vialone) and Oltre Room (in Voghera). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Legnano to Milan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, Belfry of Bruges, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate the long history of Maison d'Erasme, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Natural Sciences.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Milan to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Milan in April, with highs in Brussels at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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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 inner history buff will appreciate Gravensteen and Ghent City Center. Museum Dr. Guislain and STAM Ghent City Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Molsbroek (in Lokeren), Ghent (St Michael's Bridge, Graslei and Korenlei, &more) and Fort Van Duffel (in Duffel). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Grote Netewoud - Meerhout, examine the collection at Red Star Line Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beguinage.

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Traveling by car from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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

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