7 days in Lombardy Itinerary

7 days in Lombardy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lombardy travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Bergamo
Train
2
Bellagio
— 1 night
Ferry
3
Varenna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Monza
— 1 night
Drive
5
Milan
— 1 night
Drive
6
Pavia
— 1 night
Drive
7
Cremona
— 1 night
Drive
8
Desenzano Del Garda
Drive
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Mantua
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Bergamo

City of a Thousand

In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Leolandia, then admire the landmark architecture of La Citta Alta, and then make a trip to Piazza Vecchia.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bergamo travel itinerary planner.

Krakow, Poland to Bergamo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Krakow in September, expect Bergamo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bellagio.

Things to do in Bergamo

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Bellagio

— 1 night

Pearl of Lake Como

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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bellagio trip planning website.

Getting from Bergamo to Bellagio by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Bellagio, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Varenna.

Things to do in Bellagio

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Varenna

— 1 night
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 13th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally view the masterpieces at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Greenway del Lago di Como.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Varenna vacation builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Bellagio to Varenna in an hour. In September in Varenna, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Monza.

Things to do in Varenna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Monza

— 1 night
Monza is a city and comune on the River Lambro, a tributary of the Po in the Lombardy region of Italy, about 15km north-northeast of Milan. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): bet on your favorite at Autodromo Nazionale Monza and then admire the striking features of Villa Reale.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Monza trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Varenna to Monza by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In September in Monza, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Monza

Historic Sites
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Milan

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Milan driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Monza to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pavia.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Pavia

— 1 night
Pavia is a town and comune of south-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 35km south of Milan on the lower Ticino river near its confluence with the Po. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Teodoro, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre S. Dalmazio di Pavia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria di Canepanova.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pavia tour planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Pavia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Pavia, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cremona.

Things to do in Pavia

Historic Sites
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Cremona

— 1 night
Cremona is a city and comune in northern Italy, situated in Lombardy, on the left bank of the Po River in the middle of the Pianura Padana (Po valley). Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Agostino.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cremona trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Pavia to Cremona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Desenzano Del Garda.

Things to do in Cremona

Historic Sites
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Desenzano Del Garda

Desenzano del Garda is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, Italy, on the southwestern shore of Lake Garda. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Gardaland Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Desenzano Del Garda trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cremona to Desenzano Del Garda takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Desenzano Del Garda, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Mantua.

Things to do in Desenzano Del Garda

Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Mantua

Sleeping Beauty

Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mantua driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Desenzano Del Garda to Mantua in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Mantua can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Outdoors
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Lombardy travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Nightlife
In the northern part of the country and sharing a border with Switzerland, Lombardy is one Italy's largest regions. It stretches from the Alps all the way to the fertile lowlands of the Po Valley. An ideal holiday destination for winter sports enthusiasts, the region is home to some of the continent's most popular resorts. If you get tired of the mountain views, skiing, and winter clothes, explore the attractions of the southern part of the Lombardy, which is famous for its sprawling vineyards and booming wine production. A region of outstanding cuisine, fashion, history, and culture, Lombardy is dotted with lakes that are surrounded by places to visit, including villas, villages, and nature preserves.