18 days in Lombardy Itinerary

18 days in Lombardy Itinerary

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18 days in Lombardy Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Milan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Mantua
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bellagio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Colico
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Citta Alta (in Bergamo) and Turin ( Museum of the Risorgimento, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, & more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary planning tool .

Washington DC, USA to Milan is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Milan is 6 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Mantua.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Turin, La Citta Alta
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio

2
nights
Mantua

Mantua ©
Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
On the 26th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Rotonda di San Lorenzo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, then step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Ducale Mantova, then don't miss a visit to Skyline di Mantova, and finally steep yourself in history at Palazzo Te. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Parco Giardino Sigurta and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borghetto sul Mincio.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mantua online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Milan to Mantua in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In February in Mantua, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Valeggio Sul Mincio
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Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Palazzo Ducale Mantova ©
Palazzo Ducale Mantova
Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova ©
Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova

4
nights
Bellagio

Bellagio ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino (in Griante), Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello) and Chiesa di S. Marta (in Menaggio). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa, don't miss a visit to Borgo di Pescallo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and examine the collection at Casa dei Presepi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bellagio trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mantua to Bellagio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Bellagio can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Colico.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Como, Varenna, Tremezzina, Lake Como, Monumento Naturale Regionale del Sasso di Preguda
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Enoteca Principessa ©
Enoteca Principessa
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

5
nights
Colico

Colico ©
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. Explore Colico's surroundings by going to Chiesa Sant’Andrea di Bonzeno (in Bellano), Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano (in Tirano) and Chiesa S.Maria delle Grazie (in Gravedona). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Anything But Work, see the interesting displays at La Ca Di Radio Vecc, hike along Sentiero dei Forti, and get outside with KTS40CableCrew.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Colico trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Colico takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Colico are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Colico

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellano, Varenna, Dongo, Tirano, Chiesa S.Maria delle Grazie
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Lago di Como ©
Lago di Como
Anything But Work ©
Anything But Work
Molino Maufet ©
Molino Maufet