8 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

8 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive to Cadenabbia, Ferry to Bellagio
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Bellagio, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Leolandia and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan sightseeing planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Milan is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Singapore in September, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Milan: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Lugano, Switzerland

— 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano and then take some stellar pictures from Monte San Salvatore.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lugano online tour planner.

You can drive from Milan to Lugano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Lugano can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bellagio.

Things to do in Lugano

Nature · Parks

Bellagio, Italy

— 2 nights

Pearl of Lake Como

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, don't miss a visit to Borgo di Pescallo, then admire the masterpieces at Villa Carlotta, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bellagio online journey planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Lugano to Bellagio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Bellagio, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Como.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Como, Italy

— 1 night

City of Silk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, then make a trip to Piazza Cavour, and finally take a memorable tour with Lake Como Adventures.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Como trip maker app.

You can drive from Bellagio to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Como are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Como

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.