33 days in Lombardy Itinerary

33 days in Lombardy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lombardy journey planner

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Varese
— 5 nights
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Varenna
— 6 nights
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Grosio
— 5 nights
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Livigno
— 2 nights
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Sirmione
— 4 nights
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Milan
— 10 nights
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Varese

— 5 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Varese: Santuary of Our Lady of Miracles (in Saronno), Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo (in Legnano) and Cerro Maggiore (Chiesa di Maria Immacolata della Boretta & Chiesa dei Santi Cornelio e Cipriano). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Piazza Cavour, admire the striking features of Villa Olmo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Varese travel route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Varese is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in April; daily highs in Varese reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Varenna.

Things to do in Varese

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varenna: Colico (Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona & Forte Montecchio Nord), Cascate dell'Acqua Fraggia (in Piuro) and Villa Mylius Vigoni (in Menaggio). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como, take in the exciting artwork at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, and take in breathtaking views at Orrido di Bellano.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Varenna day trip planner.

You can drive from Varese to Varenna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Varenna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grosio.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Grosio

— 5 nights
Grosio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 130km northeast of Milan and about 35km northeast of Sondrio, on the border with Switzerland. You've now added Rock Engraving Park of Grosio to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grosio: Bienno (Chiesa di Santa Maria Annunciata & Fucina Museo - Museo Etnografico Del Ferro Delle Arti E Tradizioni Popolari), Passo del Gatto (in Sonico) and Capo di Ponte (Pieve di San Siro, Museo Didattico D'Arte e Vita Preistorica, &more). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Passo del Mortirolo, trek along Valle di Rezzalo, appreciate the views at Passo del Mortirolo, and head outdoors with Laghetto di Grosotto.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Grosio trip maker.

You can drive from Varenna to Grosio in 2 hours. In April in Grosio, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Livigno.

Things to do in Grosio

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Livigno

— 2 nights
Livigno is a town and comune in the province of Sondrio, in the region of Lombardy, Italy, located in the Italian Alps, near the Swiss border.HistoryLivigno's second settlers were probably shepherds during the Middle Ages. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of MUS! Museum of Livigno and Trepalle, gear up at Centrale Scuola Sci e Snowboard, then hit the slopes at Mottolino Fun Mountain, then hit the slopes at Carosello 3000 - Ski Area Livigno, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Rocco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio, then stay fit while traveling at Aquagranda Active You, and then fly down the slopes at Scuola Italiana Sci Valdidentro.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Livigno journey planner.

Traveling by car from Grosio to Livigno takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grosio in April: high temperatures in Livigno hover around 12°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Livigno

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sirmione

— 4 nights
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Change things up with these side-trips from Sirmione: MarteS - Museo d'Arte Sorlini (in Calvagese della Riviera), Brescia (Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, Duomo Vecchio di Brescia, &more) and Mantua (Casa del Mercato, Palazzo Te, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the ancient design of Spa Termale Aquaria, contemplate the long history of Palazzo della Magnifica Patria di Salo, admire the striking features of Biblioteca comunale Angelo Anelli, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sirmione trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Livigno to Sirmione by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Livigno in April, with highs in Sirmione at 22°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites · Museums · Baths · Spas

Side Trips

Milan

— 10 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio), Casa Museo di Papa Giovanni XXIII (in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and catch a live performance at La Casa Maledetta.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planning site.

You can drive from Sirmione to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

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.