18 days in Lombardy Itinerary

18 days in Lombardy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Milan
— 4 nights
2
Mantua
— 2 nights
3
Bellagio
— 4 nights
4
Colico
— 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: La Citta Alta (in Bergamo) and Turin ( Museum of the Risorgimento, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Milan driving holiday app.

Washington DC, USA to Milan is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Milan, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. February in Milan sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. 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
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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), explore the ancient world of Rotonda di San Lorenzo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, then step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Ducale Mantova, then make a trip to Skyline di Mantova, and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco Giardino Sigurta and then get to know the fascinating history of Borghetto sul Mincio.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mantua online vacation planner.

You can drive from Milan to Mantua in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in February, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bellagio side-trips: Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino (in Griante), Chiesa di S. Marta (in Menaggio) and Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Grona, look for all kinds of wild species at I Falconieri del Feudo, and do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bellagio trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mantua to Bellagio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colico.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Varenna, Lake Como, Como, Tremezzina, Casa dei Presepi
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Monte Grona ©
Monte Grona

5
nights
Colico

Colico ©
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colico: Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano (in Tirano), Chiesa Sant’Andrea di Bonzeno (in Bellano) and Museo Etnografico Tiranese (in Madonna di Tirano). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lago di Como, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, contemplate the long history of Molino Maufet, and get outside with KTS40CableCrew.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Colico online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bellagio to Colico in 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

Varenna, Tirano, Dongo, Bellano, Anything But Work
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Lago di Como ©
Lago di Como
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero
Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona ©