21 days in Copenhagen, Lugano & Province of Milan Itinerary

21 days in Copenhagen, Lugano & Province of Milan Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Lugano
Lugano, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Cinisello Balsamo, Italy
— 9 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to King Khaled International Airport


Copenhagen, Denmark

— 5 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Get some cultural insight at Nyhavn and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Kayak Republic. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, and explore the galleries of Thorvaldsens Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen travel route planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Copenhagen is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Copenhagen. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in August, with highs in Copenhagen at 25°C and lows at 14°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

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Lugano, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Get outdoors at The Eiger and Aletsch Glacier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lugano: Locarno (Lido Locarno & Termali Salini & Spa Locarno). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano, have fun at Lido Piscina Conca d’Oro, look for gifts at Baba J, and explore the activities along Lake Lugano.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Copenhagen to Lugano by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in August: high temperatures in Lugano hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Cinisello Balsamo.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cinisello Balsamo, Italy

— 9 nights
Cinisello Balsamo is a comune (municipality) of about 75,200 inhabitants in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region of Lombardy, about 10km northeast of Milan city center.Cinisello Balsamo borders the following municipalities: Monza, Muggiò, Nova Milanese, Paderno Dugnano, Cusano Milanino, Sesto San Giovanni, Bresso.The current comune was formed in 1928 by the union of Cinisello and Balsamo, and received the honorary title of city through a presidential decree on 17 October 1972.HistoryUntil the late 1920s, Cinisello and Balsamo were two separate municipalities. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Storico Alfa Romeo and Abbazia di Mirasole. Escape the urban bustle at MC2 and Bosco Wwf di Vanzago. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinisello Balsamo: Enoteca Divino (in Abbiategrasso), Aquaneva (in Inzago) and Chiesa di S. Martino Vescovo (in Magenta). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, examine the collection at Museo della Villa San Carlo Borromeo, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Burba Cornaggia Medici, and have a few drinks at Musicolepsia.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cinisello Balsamo itinerary planner.

Getting from Lugano to Cinisello Balsamo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cinisello Balsamo

Spas · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Province of Milan travel guide

Shopping Malls · Movie Theaters · Bars & Clubs
Milan is the city capital of the Lombardy Region in Northern Italy and is the 2nd richest city in the European Union after Paris in 2016. It is the second most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper at 1,369,000, and the Metropolitan City of Milan at 3,219,000. Its geographical outskirt, has a population estimated to be about 5,270,000 in 1,891km2, ranking 2nd in the European Union. The wider Milan metropolitan area, popular for Greater Milan, is a polycentric metropolitan region that comprehends almost every province of Lombardy, the Piedmont province of Novara, and some parts of the province of Piacenza which counts an estimated total population of 8,123,020.Milan is Italy's main industrial and financial capital and corporation hub home to thousands of the most important companies worldwide. In terms of GDP, it has the largest economy among European non-capital cities. Milan is considered part of the Blue Banana and has now become the wealthiest city among the economic rivalry "Four Motors for Europe."