31 days in Lombardy Itinerary

31 days in Lombardy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lombardy attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Varese
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Varese
— 4 nights
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Milan
— 6 nights
Train
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Brescia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mantua
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bormio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Varenna
— 6 nights
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Varese

— 4 nights
Varese is a city and comune in north-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 55km north of Milan.It is the capital of the Province of Varese. Kids will enjoy Villa Olmo and Estetica Relax Time. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varese: Como (Piazza Cavour, Cathedral of Como (Duomo), &more), Chiesa di Maria Immacolata della Boretta (in Cerro Maggiore) and Pian Delle Noci (in Orino). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museo Castiglioni, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore, have fun and explore at Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Vittore.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Varese road trip planner.

Joplin, USA to Varese is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Joplin to Varese is 7 hours. February in Varese sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Varese

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Milan

— 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Galleria Campari (in Sesto San Giovanni), Bergamo (Museo delle Storie di Bergamo, La Citta Alta, &more) and Chiesa di S. Bernardino (in Arese). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, test your team's savvy at La Casa Maledetta, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

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You can drive from Varese to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Milan sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brescia.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Brescia

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Brescia Underground and Spa Termale Aquaria. Explore Brescia's surroundings by going to Monastero San Pietro in Lamosa (in Provaglio d'Iseo), Cantoniera della Presolana (in Cantoniera della Presolana) and Schilpario (Sci di Fondo o Nordico & Museo Etnografico). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Brescia Castle, stroll around Parco Comunale delle Incisioni Rupestri di Luine, make a trip to Monastero di San Giuseppe in San Sigismondo, and get engrossed in the history at Percorso Archeologico Di Palazzo Martinengo.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brescia online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Milan to Brescia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Brescia are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mantua.

Things to do in Brescia

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Mantua

— 4 nights

Sleeping Beauty

Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
Bring the kids along to Palazzo Ducale and La Corte Dei Gonzaga. Change things up with these side-trips from Mantua: Acquario del Po (in Motta Baluffi), La Casa Contadina Padana (in Isola Dovarese) and Civico Museo Archeologico Platina (in Piadena). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Skyline di Mantova, steep yourself in history at Casa del Mercato, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Santo Stefano Protomartire, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo della Camera di Commercio.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mantua route maker site.

Drive from Brescia to Mantua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bormio.

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bormio

— 4 nights
Bormio is a town and comune with a population of about 4,100 located in the Province of Sondrio, Lombardy region of the Alps in northern Italy.The centre of the upper Valtellina valley, it is a popular winter sports resort. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Centrale Scuola Sci e Snowboard and Carosello 3000 - Ski Area Livigno. Explore Bormio's surroundings by going to Alpe Palu (in Chiesa In Valmalenco), Santuario della Beata Vergine delle Grazie (in Primolo) and Livigno (Mottolino Fun Mountain & Chiesa di San Rocco). There's lots more to do: get outside with Stelvio Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santo Spirito, admire the local landmark of Fonte Pliniana, and relax and rejuvenate at Hotel Bagni Vecchi.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bormio road trip website.

Getting from Mantua to Bormio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Bormio, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Varenna.

Things to do in Bormio

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Varenna

— 6 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. Kids will enjoy Lago di Como and L'Eon Ricerca del Bellessere. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varenna: Monte Legnoncino (in Introzzo), Colico (Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona & Forte Montecchio Nord) and Riserva Naturale Val di Mello (in Val Masino). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, walk around La Punta Spartivento, hit the slopes at Scuola Sci Pian delle Betulle, and view the masterpieces at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Varenna trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Bormio to Varenna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In March in Varenna, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.