9 days in Italy, Belgium & Austria Itinerary

9 days in Italy, Belgium & Austria Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Vatican City, Italy
— 1 night
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, then examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Atomium, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then contemplate the long history of Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Brussels is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Spanish Steps, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in September: high temperatures in Rome hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vatican City.
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Historic Sites
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Vatican City, Italy — 1 night

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Vatican City using our trip planner.

Vatican City is just a short distance from Rome. In September in Vatican City, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Naples.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at Le Vigne di Raito, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, then contemplate the long history of Lupanar, and finally delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Naples day trip planning app.

Getting from Vatican City to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Naples are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, then make a trip to Stephansplatz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then examine the collection at Third Man Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Naples in September, things will get slightly colder in Vienna: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Belgium travel guide

4.3
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.
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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.
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Austria travel guide

4.6
Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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