9 days in Lake Como, Lugano & Lake Garda Itinerary

9 days in Lake Como, Lugano & Lake Garda Itinerary

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Como, Italy
— Few hours
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Sirmione, Italy
— 1 night
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Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 2 nights
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Colico, Italy
— 3 nights

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Como, Italy

Como ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Como trip itinerary website.

Malaga, Spain to Como is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in December, expect Como to be slightly colder, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)

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Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 27th (Thu), look for gifts at Inperfetta Vintage, explore the activities along Lake Lugano, then explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma, then get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip planner.

Lugano is very close to Como. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sirmione.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Falconeria Locarno
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Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona

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Sirmione, Italy

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). On the 29th (Sat), kick back and relax at Jamaica Beach, then delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Sirmione, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesetta di S. Anna.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sirmione travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Sirmione takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. December in Sirmione sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Jamaica Beach ©
Jamaica Beach

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Riva Del Garda, Italy

Riva Del Garda ©
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Barbara Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Valle di Ledro, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Inviolata Church (The Church of the Virgin). Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of MAG Museo Alto Garda, then kick back and relax at Sabbioni Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro in Oliveto, and finally examine the collection at La Limonaia del Castel.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Riva Del Garda trip builder.

Getting from Sirmione to Riva Del Garda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Colico.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Limone sul Garda, Valle di Ledro, Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta
Highlights from your plan
Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta ©
Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta
La Limonaia del Castel ©
La Limonaia del Castel
Inviolata Church (The Church of the Virgin) ©

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Colico, Italy

Colico ©
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. Step out of the city life by going to Lago di Como and Orrido di Bellano. Do some cultural sightseeing at Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona and Molino Maufet. Get out of town with these interesting Colico side-trips: Castello di Rezzonico (in Rezzonico), Castello di Corenno Plinio (in Dervio) and Monte Legnoncino (in Introzzo). The adventure continues: make a trip to Forte Montecchio Nord, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Marta, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa S.Maria delle Grazie.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Colico trip planner.

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Colico takes 3.5 hours. December in Colico sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colico

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gravedona, Bellano, Castello di Rezzonico, Castello di Corenno Plinio, Castello di Vezio
Highlights from your plan
Forte Montecchio Nord ©
Forte Montecchio Nord
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio
Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona ©

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