12 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

12 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

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12 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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2
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 10th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores, then stroll around Parco Civico, and then look for gifts at Inperfetta Vintage. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Bre, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Riforma.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lugano trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lugano is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Lugano due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in February; daily highs in Lugano reach 10°C and lows reach 0°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Como.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Fox Town Factory Stores, Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone
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Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Inperfetta Vintage ©
Inperfetta Vintage
Fox Town Factory Stores ©
Fox Town Factory Stores

2
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
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.
On the 12th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Villa Olmo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): look for gifts at Mr. Savethewall, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then admire the landmark architecture of Villa d'Este, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and finally admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Como trip planning app .

Como is just a short distance from Lugano. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tremezzina
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Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Mr. Savethewall ©
Mr. Savethewall
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Museo Egizio (in Turin), Verona (Arena di Verona, Piazza delle Erbe, & more) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

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

You can take a train from Como to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Siena.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Verona, Museo Egizio, La Citta Alta
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano

2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for gifts at Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting), then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Silvia Tanganelli. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Siena trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Siena by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Siena, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the bus ride to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Shopping Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting) ©
Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting)
Silvia Tanganelli ©
Silvia Tanganelli

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stop by Francesco Lionetti and then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Mercato Centrale ©
Mercato Centrale
Francesco Lionetti ©
Francesco Lionetti

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