4 days in Italy, Lugano & Amsterdam Itinerary

4 days in Italy, Lugano & Amsterdam Itinerary

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4 days in Italy, Lugano & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Lugano, Switzerland
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Manama, Bahrain

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night
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Venice is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Manama in November, with highs in Venice at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Fri), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Milan driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

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hours
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lugano online journey planner .

You can drive from Milan to Lugano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Lugano are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 15th (Fri), you're off toAmsterdam.

Things to do in Lugano

Outdoors Parks Museums

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night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lugano to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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