14 days in Milan, Portofino & Venice Itinerary

14 days in Milan, Portofino & Venice Itinerary

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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
+2
Train + Shuttle + 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.
Get in touch with nature at Riserva Naturale Val di Mello and Oasi WWF del Bassone. We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia Tranquilla and Riva Bianca Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Azalea - Silk of Como (in Bellagio), Turati Centro Nautico Lario (in Argegno) and Le Ceramiche di Vezio (in Perledo). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, look for all kinds of wild species at I Falconieri del Feudo, and wander the streets of Via Lincoln.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary maker website.

Alexandria, Egypt to Milan is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Alexandria in July, plan for little chillier nights in Milan, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Portofino.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Como, Riva Bianca Beach, Azalea - Silk of Como, Corni di Canzo, Turati Centro Nautico Lario
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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. 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, enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portofino driving holiday website.

Traveling by train from Milan to Portofino takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Milan in July since evenings lows in Portofino dip to 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 Wildlife Parks
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Head to Mercati di Rialto and Giudecca 795 Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico in Caorle (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Portofino to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for 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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