8 days in Lake Como & Milan Itinerary

8 days in Lake Como & Milan Itinerary

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Como
— 3 nights
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Bellagio
— 2 nights
Train
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Como

— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Birrificio Angelo Poretti and Museo Didattico della Seta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Como: Santuario di Santa Maria del Monte (in Varese), Basilica di San Giovanni Battista (in Busto Arsizio) and E.R.A. Nuad Thai - Massaggio Thailandese Tradizionale (in Morazzone). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio, walk around Parco Spina verde, take a tour by water with My Lake Como Concierge, and appreciate the history behind Monumento alla Resistenza Europea.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Como tour planning tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Como is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Como is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in March, expect Como to be colder, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Como

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Bellagio

— 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.
On the 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione, then make a trip to Borgo di Pescallo, then look for gifts at Azalea - Silk of Como, and finally go for a walk through La Perla del Lago. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Monte Barro, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Nostra Signora della Vittoria, then make a trip to Santuario Del Ghisallo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bellagio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Como to Bellagio in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry; or take a train. March in Bellagio sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Museums · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trips

Milan

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Certosa di Milano, and finally see a show at La Casa Maledetta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Mezzanotte, then contemplate the long history of Palazzo Clerici, and finally don't miss a visit to Torre Branca.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Milan trip app.

You can drive from Bellagio to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March, daytime highs in Milan are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Museums

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."