14 days in Milan, Portofino & Venice Itinerary

14 days in Milan, Portofino & Venice Itinerary

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14 days in Milan, Portofino & Venice Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Milan
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Portofino
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Alexandria

5
nights
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.
Duomo di Milano and Via Lincoln are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Le Ceramiche di Veziofor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Riserva Naturale Val di Mello (in Val Masino), Spiaggia Tranquilla (in Dorio) and Azalea - Silk of Como (in Bellagio). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, enjoy the sand and surf at Riva Bianca Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at I Falconieri del Feudo, and take a memorable tour with Turati Centro Nautico Lario.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Milan trip planner .

Alexandria, Egypt to Milan is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Alexandria in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Milan, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Portofino.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Como, Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, Le Ceramiche di Vezio, Turati Centro Nautico Lario, Riva Bianca Beach
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Riva Bianca Beach ©
Riva Bianca Beach
Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario

1
night
Portofino

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria d'Arte Portofino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portofino online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Milan to Portofino by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Portofino when traveling from Milan in July, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino

7
nights
Venice

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.
Visiting Canal Grande and Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, choose your vessel at Il Bragozzo - Local boats in Venice, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

Getting from Portofino to Venice by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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