8 days in Italy & Locarno Itinerary

8 days in Italy & Locarno Itinerary

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8 days in Italy & Locarno Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  8​h 30​min
1
Bellagio, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Portofino, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
nights
Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
On the 9th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta della Madonna delle Grazie. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Monumento Naturale Regionale del Sasso di Preguda, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, then learn about winemaking at Enoteca Principessa, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at i Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bellagio driving holiday planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Bellagio is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in November, things will get cooler in Bellagio: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Locarno.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Chiesetta della Madonna delle Grazie, Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, Monumento Naturale Regionale del Sasso di Preguda
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Enoteca Principessa ©
Enoteca Principessa

1
night
Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Intragna, and then find something for the whole family at Goldeneye Bungy Jump.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Locarno online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Locarno takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portofino.

Things to do in Locarno

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Campanile di Intragna, Goldeneye Bungy Jump
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Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele

1
night
Portofino, Italy

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. On the 12th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Martino, then wander the streets of Santa Margherita Ligure, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Portofino day trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Locarno to Portofino with the Route module. Traveling from Locarno in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Portofino: highs are around 19°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Portofino

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Margherita Ligure, Chiesa di San Martino
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Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure

3
nights
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.
Step out of Milan with an excursion to La Citta Alta in Bergamo--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Milan online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Portofino to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, Milan is slightly colder than Portofino - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

La Citta Alta
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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