15 days in Italy, The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Italy, The Netherlands & Belgium Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then wander the streets of Trastevere, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Recife, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Recife in December, expect Rome to be colder, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 14th (Sat), stop by San Marco 801, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice route planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Renssen Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Museum of Prostitution - Red Light Secrets capture your imagination. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Zandvoort and see Zandvoort aan Zee, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary site.

Getting from Venice to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Ghent (Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) & Gravensteen) and Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Belfry of Bruges, &more). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bruges, Ghent
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

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