9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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Milan
— 1 night
2
Cernobbio
— 2 nights
3
Bellagio
— 3 nights
4
Stresa
— 1 night

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night
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.
On the 6th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, admire the masterpieces at Museo Pieta Rondanini, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, examine the collection at Palazzo Reale, then explore the world behind art at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, then examine the collection at Museo del Novecento, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Milan.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip planning site.

Antwerp, Belgium to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Antwerp in August: high temperatures in Milan hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cernobbio.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano ©
Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano
Museo del Novecento ©
Museo del Novecento

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nights
Cernobbio

Cernobbio ©
Cernobbio is a comune (municipality) in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lenno, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia di Santa Tecla. Keep things going the next day: hike along Sentee di Sort, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Valle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesetta della Madonna delle Grazie, then examine the collection at Villa Bernasconi, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Bisbino.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cernobbio trip planning website.

You can drive from Milan to Cernobbio in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bellagio.

Things to do in Cernobbio

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Lido di Lenno, Parrocchia di Santa Tecla
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Lido di Lenno ©
Lido di Lenno

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Bellagio

Bellagio ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like I Giardini di Villa Melzi and Villa Monastero. Get some cultural insight at Castello di Vezio and Enoteca Principessa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bellagio: S. Giovanni Battista (in Varenna), Riva Bianca Beach (in Lierna) and Castello di Corenno Plinio (in Dervio). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Bellagio Sailing, stop by Profumeria Bellagio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sacro Monte di Ossuccio.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bellagio road trip planner.

Getting from Cernobbio to Bellagio by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Bellagio, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stresa.

Things to do in Bellagio

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Varenna, Ossuccio, Riva Bianca Beach, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, Castello di Vezio
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I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero

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Stresa

Stresa ©
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by Profumo di Stresa and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santi Ambrogio e Theodolo.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Stresa road trip planning site.

Getting from Bellagio to Stresa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Stresa can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Stresa

Shopping · Historic Sites
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Profumo di Stresa ©
Profumo di Stresa

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