7 days in Milan, Lake Como & Cinque Terre Itinerary

7 days in Milan, Lake Como & Cinque Terre Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Milan
— 1 night
Drive
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Ossuccio
— 1 night
Drive
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Malgrate
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
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Milan

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan online travel route builder.

Bengaluru, India to Milan is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Milan is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in January: high temperatures in Milan hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Ossuccio.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Ossuccio

— 1 night
On the 27th (Mon), kick back and relax at Lido di Lenno, then go for a walk through Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Madonna del Soccorso.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ossuccio visit planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Ossuccio takes 1.5 hours. In January in Ossuccio, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Malgrate.

Things to do in Ossuccio

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Malgrate

— 2 nights
Malgrate is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lecco, in the Italian region Lombardy. On the 28th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Rush Cycle, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Legnoncino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Tranquilla, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Rezzonico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Riva Bianca Beach, do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Grona.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Malgrate road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ossuccio to Malgrate takes 1.5 hours. January in Malgrate sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Malgrate

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): trek along Cinque Terre footpaths and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre online visit planner.

You can drive from Malgrate to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. In January, Cinque Terre is a bit warmer than Malgrate - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."