5 days in Milan & Varenna Itinerary

5 days in Milan & Varenna Itinerary

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5 days in Milan & Varenna Itinerary

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): examine the collection at Palazzo Reale, admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Milan travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Malta, the closest major airports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Il Caravaggio International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Milan are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Varenna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa ©
Palazzo Reale ©
Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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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), get a taste of the local shopping with Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, then choose your vessel at Lake by Boat - Bellagio Boat Rental, and finally learn about winemaking at Enoteca Principessa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Varenna itinerary builder.

You can drive from Milan to Varenna in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Varenna

Transportation Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellagio
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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. Cantine Cavallotti and Via Monte Napoleone are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Varese bicycle trail and La Triennale di Milano.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Milan holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Varenna to Milan takes 1.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Milan

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Varese Bicycle Trail, Cantine Cavallotti
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Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera
La Triennale di Milano ©
La Triennale di Milano
Cantine Cavallotti ©
Cantine Cavallotti

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