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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Florence is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Cairo to Florence, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Florence is a bit cooler than Cairo - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portofino.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get interesting insight from Area Marina Protetta Portofino, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Di San Martino, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Portofino holiday tool .

You can drive from Florence to Portofino in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Portofino, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Locarno.

Things to do in Portofino

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino
Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele, then take in the waterfront at Porto Regionale di Locarno SA, and finally stop by La Casa Del Te.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Locarno trip itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Portofino to Locarno. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portofino in November, with highs in Locarno at 14°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Locarno

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele
La Casa Del Te ©
La Casa Del Te
Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Here are some ideas for day two: listen to music at La Casa Maledetta and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

Make your Milan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Locarno to Milan in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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