57 days in Italy, Flemish Brabant Province & North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

57 days in Italy, Flemish Brabant Province & North Rhine-Westphalia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Halle, Belgium
— 2 nights
2
Bologna, Italy
— 11 nights
3
Ravenna, Italy
— 7 nights
4
Sirmione, Italy
— 7 nights
5
Milan, Italy
— 16 nights
6
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 7 nights
7
Aachen, Germany
— 6 nights

2
nights
Halle, Belgium

Halle ©
Halle is a city and municipality of Belgium, in the district (arrondissement) Halle-Vilvoorde of the province Flemish Brabant. You'll explore and learn at FeliXart Museum and Paper Mill Herisem. Get some historical perspective at St-Martin's Basilica and Gaasbeek Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halle: Tervuren (Centho Chocolates & Arboretum Tervuren). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Brasserie Timmermans, appreciate the history behind Prins, trots van Brabant, get some fabulous bargains at Neuhaus Factory Shop, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Halle trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Halle is an approximately 3-hour car ride. September in Halle sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Halle

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Tervuren, Prins, trots van Brabant, Brasserie Timmermans, FeliXart Museum, Gaasbeek Castle
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
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FeliXart Museum ©
FeliXart Museum
Brasserie Timmermans ©
Brasserie Timmermans
Gaasbeek Castle ©
Gaasbeek Castle

11
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Museo per la Memoria di Ustica. Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Petronio and Santuario di Madonna di San Luca are in your itinerary. Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to Santarcangelo di Romagna (Pieve di San Michele Arcangelo & Museo Permanente “Nel mondo di Tonino Guerra”), Rimini (Italy in Miniature & Borgo San Giuliano) and Ostiglia (Riserva Naturale Isola Boschina & Riserva Naturale Paludi). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Girolamo della Certosa, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Medievale, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bologna online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Halle to Bologna. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Halle in September: high temperatures in Bologna hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Modena, Ferrara, Parma, Traversetolo, Imola
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 14:
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

7
nights
Ravenna, Italy

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Basilica San Vitale and Battistero degli Ariani will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Archiepiscopal Museum and Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravenna: Museo del Territorio (in Longiano), Asilo e Oratorio Santa Rosa (in Predappio) and Faenza (Palazzo Milzetti Museo Nazionale dell'eta Neoclassica in Romagna, International Museum of Ceramics, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Il Villaggio delle Cicogne, look and learn at Il Planetario, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, and contemplate the long history of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravenna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Ravenna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Ravenna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Ravenna

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Forli, Faenza, Cesenatico, Cervia, Comacchio
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 21:
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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

7
nights
Sirmione, Italy

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Museum-lovers will appreciate Palazzo Te and Museo di Santa Giulia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello Scaligero and Parco Archeologico Naturalistico della Rocca di Manerba del Garda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sirmione: Parco Comunale delle Incisioni Rupestri di Luine (in Darfo Boario Terme), Valtenesi del Garda (in San Felice del Benaco) and Brescia (Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, Galleria dell'Incisione, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Incisioni Rupestri di Ceto Cimbergo e Paspardo, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Storico Del Risorgimento Agostino Bianchi, admire the striking features of Palazzo Ducale Mantova, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Violino.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sirmione tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Sirmione takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sirmione can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Sirmione

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Brescia, Cremona, Mantua, Valtenesi del Garda, Museo Didattico D'Arte e Vita Preistorica
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 28:
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Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Palazzo Ducale Mantova
Palazzo Ducale Mantova
Museo Civico di Canneto sull'Oglio ©
Museo Civico di Canneto sull'Oglio

16
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.
Visit Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Villa Carlotta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Scooter & Lambretta (in Rodano), Bergamo (Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Museo e Tesoro della Cattedrale, &more) and Museo del Falegname Tino Sana (in Almenno San Bartolomeo). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sirmione to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. September in Milan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gravedona, Como, Bellano, Bergamo, Clusone
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 14:
Highlights from your plan
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

7
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Get some cultural insight at Cologne Cathedral and Mahn- und Gedenkstatte. You'll explore and learn at Museum Ludwig and LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dusseldorf: Cologne (Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), Wildpark, &more), Grafschafter Museum im Moerser Schloss (in Moers) and Muelheim an der Ruhr (Aquarius Wassermuseum & Camera Obscura Museum zur Vorgeschichte des Films). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bergehalde Grosses Holz, shop like a local with Galerie Nettels, take an in-depth tour of Roman Museum Haus Burgel, and see the interesting displays at Museum rund um's Geld.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf day trip tool.

You can fly from Milan to Dusseldorf in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Milan in October, with highs in Dusseldorf at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aachen.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cologne, Xanten, Vreden, Muelheim an der Ruhr, Sengbachtalsperre
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

6
nights
Aachen, Germany

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Appreciate the collections at Centre Charlemagne and Couven Museum. Get some historical perspective at Aachen Cathedral and Aachener Rathaus. Explore Aachen's surroundings by going to Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum (in Linnich), Begas-Haus (in Heinsberg) and Museum der Mineralien (in Huckelhoven). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Teverener Heide, see the interesting displays at Burgenmuseum, get a new perspective on nature at Grube Wolfahrt, and take an in-depth tour of Romerthermen Zulpich.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aachen trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Aachen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Aachen sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Aachen

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hellenthal, Stolberg, Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum, Romerthermen Zulpich, Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum ©
Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum
Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral
Romerthermen Zulpich ©
Romerthermen Zulpich

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