30 days in Milan, Cinque Terre & Tuscany Itinerary

30 days in Milan, Cinque Terre & Tuscany Itinerary

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30 days in Milan, Cinque Terre & Tuscany Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  26 h
1
Milan
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Cinque Terre
— 20 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Siena
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  27 h
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Milan

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Milan is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Milan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect Milan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

20
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Genoa (House of Cattaneo-Adorno, Palazzi dei Rolli, & more), Levanto (Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, Castello di Levanto, & more) and La Spezia (Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere & Monumento a Garibaldi). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre footpaths, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, hike along Path N. 6D, and don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cinque Terre using our trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Cinque Terre by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Genoa, Levanto, Porto Venere, La Spezia, Sestri Levante
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths

1
night
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Piazza del Campo and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Siena trip planner .

Drive from Cinque Terre to Siena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Siena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 22nd (Wed), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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