26 days in Italy & Belgium Itinerary

26 days in Italy & Belgium Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Lucca, Italy
— 2 nights
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Greve in Chianti, Italy
— 2 nights
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Radda in Chianti, Italy
— 2 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Montalcino, Italy
— 2 nights
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Arezzo, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium

— 5 nights

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've now added Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium to your itinerary. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brussels online visit planner.

Chennai, India to Brussels is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Brussels is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in June, with highs in Brussels at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Markt as well as Historium Brugge. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): examine the collection at Historium Brugge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Bruges trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Pisa, Italy

— 2 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 21st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Terrazza Mascagni, examine the collection at Palazzo Blu, then take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Murale Tuttomondo di Keith Haring, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pisa trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bruges to Pisa in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bruges in June, things will get a bit warmer in Pisa: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Lucca, Italy

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Montecatini Alto.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Lucca trip itinerary app.

Lucca is just a stone's throw from Pisa. In June, daily temperatures in Lucca can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

Greve in Chianti, Italy

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Verrazzano and then learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Montefioralle Winery, learn about winemaking at Cantina Antinori, then steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Greve in Chianti trip planner.

You can drive from Lucca to Greve in Chianti in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Radda in Chianti.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Radda in Chianti, Italy

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by La Ceramica di Angela Pianigiani, then learn about winemaking at Castello di Volpaia, then contemplate the long history of Volpaia, and finally do a tasting at Castello Monterinaldi. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Castello di Ama, admire the natural beauty at Castello di Brolio, then get behind the scenes at Castello di Meleto, and finally do a tasting at Le Miccine.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Radda in Chianti trip planner.

Radda in Chianti is just a short distance from Greve in Chianti. In June in Radda in Chianti, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Radda in Chianti

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Siena, Italy

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Centro Storico di Siena as well as Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, and then get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Siena trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Radda in Chianti to Siena by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Siena sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Montalcino.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Montalcino, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montalcino: Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo (in Bagni di San Filippo), Piazza Grande a Montepulciano (in Montepulciano) and Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, take a stroll around San Quirico d'Orcia, and step into the grandiose world of Fortezza di Montalcino.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Montalcino journey maker site.

You can drive from Siena to Montalcino in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Montalcino can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Arezzo.

Things to do in Montalcino

Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Arezzo, Italy

— 3 nights

Ancient City

Arezzo is a city of art with colorful frescoes and abundance of goldsmiths and antique jewelers.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo Le Celle, take an in-depth tour of MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arezzo Cathedral, then make a trip to Piazza Grande, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, Arezzo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Prada Outlet (Space), revel in the low prices at Valdichiana Village, and then explore the activities along Lake Trasimeno.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Arezzo online vacation planner.

You can drive from Montalcino to Arezzo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Arezzo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gallerie Degli Uffizi as well as Piazza della Signoria. On the 5th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder app.

Drive from Arezzo to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Monuments
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.

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.