5 days in Milan, Lake Como & Zermatt Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Bellano, Italy
— 1 night
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train to Genève-Aéroport, Fly to Amsterdam


Milan, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Milan is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bellano.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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Bellano, Italy — 1 night

Bellano is a comune (municipality) and small town on the eastern shore of Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located at northern outlet of the Valsassina.The town's main attraction is the Orrido ("gorge" or small canyon) formed through erosion by the river Pioverna before entering the lake, starting from 15 millions year ago. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get curious at Museo Ornitologico Luigi Scanagatta, go for a walk through Green Way dei Patriarchi, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bellano visit planner.

You can drive from Milan to Bellano in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in December, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks
Side Trip
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 29th (Thu), get interesting insight from Fly Fish Zermatt and then enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Zermatt vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Bellano to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
Tours · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Lake Como travel guide

Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."