18 days in Italy, Lugano & Nice Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Lugano & Nice Itinerary

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18 days in Italy, Lugano & Nice Itinerary

Start: Luanda, Angola
Fly:  19 h
1
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
2
Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Luanda, Angola

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Milan journey builder website.

Luanda, Angola to Milan is an approximately 19- hour flight. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Luanda in March; daily highs in Milan reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Lugano.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno and then cool off at Lido Locarno. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, then don't miss a visit to Swissminiatur, and finally take some stellar pictures from Monte San Salvatore.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lugano trip itinerary app.

Drive from Milan to Lugano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Lugano sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Como.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Locarno, Swissminiatur
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Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Sentiero 6 - Valbasca. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello and then get to know the resident critters at Safari Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Como journey maker site.

Como is very close to Lugano. March in Como sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Safari Park
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Safari Park ©
Safari Park
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

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nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see La Casa Maledetta, get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally make a trip to Piazza Sant'Alessandro.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Milan vacation planner.

You can take a train from Como to Milan in an hour. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then walk around Parco del Valentino. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, and finally make a trip to Piazza Castello.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turin trip app.

Take a train from Milan to Turin in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in April, you will find days in Turin are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Parco del Valentino ©
Parco del Valentino
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema

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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Bring the kids along to Aquarium of Genoa and Old Port. Get out of town with these interesting Genoa side-trips: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, look for gifts at Ceramicherebora di Carla Rebora, get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, and browse the exhibits of Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Genoa online trip planner.

You can drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Turin in April since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pisa
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Old Port ©
Old Port

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nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and then sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

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Getting from Genoa to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April in Nice, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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