4 days in Milan, Bologna & Venice Itinerary

4 days in Milan, Bologna & Venice Itinerary

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4 days in Milan, Bologna & Venice Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Milan
— 1 day
train:  1​h
2
Bologna
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Venice
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Milan
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Zurich

1
day
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.
You've now added Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Milan is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, Milan is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

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

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Italian Days Food Experience has been added to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bologna trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Milan to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Tours Historic Sites
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Italian Days Food Experience ©
Italian Days Food Experience
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore

1
night
Venice

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice trip builder site .

You can drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

few
hours
Milan

Milan
To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Milan online vacation planner .

Getting from Venice to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Parks

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