16 days in Milan & Lyon Itinerary

16 days in Milan & Lyon Itinerary

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16 days in Milan & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  13 h
1
Milan, Italy
— 7 nights
Fly + Tram:  4 h 30 min
2
Lyon, France
— 7 nights
Tram + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Montreal, Canada

7
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.
Duomo di Milano and Brescia Castle will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Certosa di Pavia and Piazza Ducale. Venture out of the city with trips to Santuario di Caravaggio - Santa Maria del Fronte (in Caravaggio), Abbazia di Campomorto (in Siziano) and Chiesa di Santa Marta (in Pandino). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, steep yourself in history at Vicolo Privato Lavandai, and make a trip to Forte Montecchio Nord.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan travel itinerary planner .

Montreal, Canada to Milan is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Milan. While traveling from Montreal, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Brescia, Colico, Certosa di Pavia, Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso, Piazza Ducale
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Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa ©
Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Certosa di Pavia ©
Certosa di Pavia

7
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Step out of the city life by going to Parc de la Tete d'Or and Les Gorges du Fier. Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste and Cathedrale Notre-Dame. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Annecy (Parasailing & Paragliding & Ile des Cygnes), Chateau de Cormatin (in Cormatin) and Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Chalon-sur-Saone). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Philibert, see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais, and contemplate the long history of Cloitre de la Cathedrale du Puy-en-Velay.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Milan to Lyon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Milan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lyon, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Montelimar, Le Puy-en-Velay, Annecy, Les Gorges du Fier, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
Highlights from your plan
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon ©
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon
Abbaye Saint-Philibert ©
Abbaye Saint-Philibert
Chateau de Cormatin ©
Chateau de Cormatin

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