16 days in Milan, Genoa & Venice Itinerary

16 days in Milan, Genoa & Venice Itinerary

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16 days in Milan, Genoa & Venice Itinerary

Start: Skopje
1
Milan
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Genoa
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Venice
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Skopje

3
nights
Milan

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.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Como (Cathedral of Como (Duomo) & Dep Design Store) and Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the striking features of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner .

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to Milan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. September in Milan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Como, Tremezzina
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

6
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Genoa: Bagni Marina Stabilimento Balneare (in Recco), Monterosso al Mare (Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza & Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco) and Vernazza (Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church & Vernazza). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon, wander the streets of Portovenere, and take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa route maker website .

Take a train from Milan to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Milan in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Cogoleto, Bagni Marina Stabilimento Balneare, Portovenere, Bagni Wanda
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

6
nights
Venice

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Prato della Valle, Basilica di Sant’Antonio, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Venice online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Genoa to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Venice when traveling from Genoa in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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