38 days in Milan, Lugano & Geneva Itinerary

38 days in Milan, Lugano & Geneva Itinerary

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1
Milan, Italy
— 16 nights
2
Lugano, Switzerland
— 10 nights
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 11 nights

16
nights
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.
Head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Mercatino Filatelico e Numismaticofor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Pinacoteca di Brera and Museo Poldi Pezzoli capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Riva Bianca Beach (in Lierna), Pian di Spagna (in Sorico) and Riserva Naturale Val di Mello (in Val Masino). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Milan day trip website.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Milan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Milan is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vilnius in June; daily highs in Milan reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellagio, Como, Varenna, Tremezzina, Greenway del Lago di Como
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como

10
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Monte San Giorgio and Centro storico Gandria will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia and Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Locarno (Naturreservat Bolle die Magadino & Porto Regionale di Locarno SA), Gasthof Baeren (in Wilderswil) and Morbio Inferiore (Percorso del Cemento & Parco delle Gole della Breggia). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, look for gifts at Baba J, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano, and take some stellar pictures from Monte San Salvatore.

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Getting from Milan to Lugano by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lugano can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Locarno, Bellinzona, Morbio Inferiore, Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello, Gasthof Baeren
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello ©
Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello

11
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Visit Chateau de Chillon and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Patek Philippe Museum and Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde. Venture out of the city with trips to Lavaux Vineyard Terraces (in Lutry), Riserva naturale Les Grangettes (in Villeneuve) and Creux du Van (in Gorgier). The adventure continues: examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, and kick back and relax at Plage de Port-Choiseul.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Geneva trip builder website.

Drive from Lugano to Geneva in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Lugano in July, Geneva is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Les Gorges De La Jogne, Chateau de Chillon, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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