10 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

10 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

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Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Colico
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Colico, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bellagio, Italy
— 3 nights
Ferry to Cadenabbia, Drive to Lugano
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Colico, Italy

— 2 nights
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. When in Colico, make a side trip to see Chiesa Sant’Andrea di Bonzeno in Bellano, approximately Bellano away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Colico is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in March: high temperatures in Colico hover around 15°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bellagio.

Things to do in Colico

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellagio, Italy

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bellagio side-trips: Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como), Tremezzina (Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo, Villa del Balbianello, &more) and Mandello del Lario (Chiesa di San Giorgio & Torre del Barbarossa). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, and make a trip to Borgo di Pescallo.

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Traveling by car from Colico to Bellagio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Bellagio sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lugano, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Piazza della Riforma, then walk around Parco Ciani, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parco Sul Fiume Cassarate Al Piano Stampa and then soak in style at Splash & Spa Tamaro.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Bellagio to Lugano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Baths · Spas · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

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You can drive from Lugano to Milan in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.