15 days in Lombardy Itinerary

15 days in Lombardy Itinerary

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Milan
— 5 nights
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Varenna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lodi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mantua
— 1 night
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Brescia
— 3 nights
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Milan

— 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Milano and Monumental Cemetery. Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Pinacoteca di Brera will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Bergamo (Museo delle Storie di Bergamo, La Citta Alta, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, browse the exhibits of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Milan day trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Milan is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Milan due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Adelaide, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Varenna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Varenna

— 2 nights
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. On the 21st (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at Forte Montecchio Nord, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Chiosco Villa Carlotta. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Pestalozzi - Watercolours by Kim Sommerschield, examine the collection at Museo Etnografico E Naturalistico Val Sanagra, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, then view the masterpieces at Il Tornio, and finally view the masterpieces at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Varenna trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Milan to Varenna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Varenna, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lodi.

Things to do in Varenna

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trips

Lodi

— 2 nights
Lodi is a city and comune in Lombardy, northern Italy, on primarily on the western bank of the River Adda. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, examine the collection at Museo della Radio - Tutta un'altra Radio, then stop by Caseificio Carena, and finally see the interesting displays at SDF Historical Archives and SAME Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Civico di Crema e del Cremasco, examine the collection at Collezione Velocipedi E Biciclette Antiche, and then explore the world behind art at Museo delle Arti e Mestieri di una Volta.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lodi visit planner.

Drive from Varenna to Lodi in 2 hours. October in Lodi sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mantua.

Things to do in Lodi

Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Mantua

— 1 night

Sleeping Beauty

Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Camera degli Sposi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, then see the interesting displays at Il Museo Storico dei Vigili del Fuoco, then contemplate the long history of Palazzo Te, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Ducale.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mantua road trip website.

Traveling by car from Lodi to Mantua takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mantua are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brescia.

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites · Museums

Brescia

— 3 nights

Lioness of Italy

As the second largest city in Lombardy after Milan, Brescia has served as an important hub of commerce and culture since pre-Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero, then delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo, then take in the exciting artwork at Arte FATA, and finally step into the grandiose world of Brescia Castle. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo Paleoantropologico del Po, get engrossed in the history at MAST - Castel Goffredo, then take an in-depth tour of Torre di San Martino della Battaglia , and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria dell'Incisione.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brescia trip planner.

You can drive from Mantua to Brescia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Brescia are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brescia

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Lombardy travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
In the northern part of the country and sharing a border with Switzerland, Lombardy is one Italy's largest regions. It stretches from the Alps all the way to the fertile lowlands of the Po Valley. An ideal holiday destination for winter sports enthusiasts, the region is home to some of the continent's most popular resorts. If you get tired of the mountain views, skiing, and winter clothes, explore the attractions of the southern part of the Lombardy, which is famous for its sprawling vineyards and booming wine production. A region of outstanding cuisine, fashion, history, and culture, Lombardy is dotted with lakes that are surrounded by places to visit, including villas, villages, and nature preserves.