5 days in Milan & Varenna Itinerary

5 days in Milan & Varenna Itinerary

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Start: Milan
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Milan
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
2
Varenna
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Milan
— 2 nights
End: Milan

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza del Duomo, Duomo di Milano, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Palazzo Reale, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary builder website.

If you are flying in from Malta, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Il Caravaggio International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Varenna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa ©
Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa
Palazzo Reale ©
Palazzo Reale
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro

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Varenna

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. On the 30th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, then get a new perspective on things with Lake by Boat - Bellagio Boat Rental, and finally learn about winemaking at Enoteca Principessa.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Varenna travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Varenna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Varenna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Varenna

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Bellagio
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Lake by Boat - Bellagio Boat Rental ©
Lake by Boat - Bellagio Boat Rental
Enoteca Principessa ©
Enoteca Principessa

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Milan

Milan ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pinacoteca di Brera, Piazza Mercanti, Corso Venezia, and other attractions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Triennale di Milano and Lake Varese Bicycle Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Cantine Cavallotti and Via Monte Napoleone.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Milan road trip planning app.

Getting from Varenna to Milan by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Milan

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trips

Lake Varese Bicycle Trail, Cantine Cavallotti
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La Triennale di Milano ©
La Triennale di Milano
Cantine Cavallotti ©
Cantine Cavallotti
Via Monte Napoleone ©
Via Monte Napoleone

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