7 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

7 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

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7 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Lugano, Switzerland
— Few hours
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: Milan, Italy

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Milan, Italy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, steep yourself in history at Santa Maria delle Grazie, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Milan tour planner.

If you are flying in from Iran, the closest major airports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Il Caravaggio International Airport. September in Milan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano road trip site .

You can drive from Milan to Lugano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lugano can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off toGenoa.

Things to do in Lugano

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): wander the streets of Boccadasse, get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, steep yourself in history at Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Genoa travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lugano to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lugano in September since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Pisa.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Abbazia di San Fruttuoso
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Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso ©
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 1st (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pisa journey planning website .

Traveling by train from Genoa to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Pisa, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Martin Cathedral
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Battistero ©
Battistero
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

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Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

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You can drive from Pisa to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Pisa in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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