7 days in Milan & Lake Como Itinerary

7 days in Milan & Lake Como Itinerary

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7 days in Milan & Lake Como Itinerary

Start: Lausanne
Drive:  4​h
1
Milan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Como
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Lausanne

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2 and Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Piazza Ducale (in Vigevano) and Duomo Vecchio di Brescia (in Brescia). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, and examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

Lausanne, Switzerland to Milan is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. December in Milan sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Duomo Vecchio di Brescia, Piazza Ducale, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
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Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza Ducale ©
Piazza Ducale

3
nights
Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Explore hidden gems such as Sacro Monte and Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Como (Duomo) and Chiesa di San Vittore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Como: Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara (in Borgomanero), Santuario del SS Crocifisso di Boca (in Boca) and Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino (in Griante). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, examine the collection at Museo Didattico della Seta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, and steep yourself in history at Broletto.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Como tour planner.

Getting from Milan to Como by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Varallo, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara, Santuario del SS Crocifisso di Boca, Chiesa di San Vittore
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Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara ©
Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara
Sacro Monte ©
Sacro Monte
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio

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