3 Days in Milan: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

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Milan is like an espresso for the soul. From the Gothic Duomo to the serene canals of the Navigli District to the San Siro football stadium, it’s like stepping back into a beautiful era where buildings have ornate augmentations, where pizza shops sell pizza made by real Italians, where sports cars suddenly make sense because they are driven at appropriately sporty speeds.

Day 1: Art and Culture in Milan

Pick 10 things to do in Milan to get started and off you go! Opposite Milan station is the Pirelli Tower. Built in the 1950s, it is much admired in architectural circles and is still the tallest building in Milan. Take the hop-on hop-off bus, or get your bearings from the rooftop terrace of famous Gothic Cathedral the Duomo, then head to 14th century Castello Sforzesco.

Devote the afternoon to art. Visit Da Vinci's Last Supper. The painting is rapidly fading, so book a ticket and move it to the top of your travel list. Stop by one of the many bars to sip an aperitivo in the golden sunset light and snack upon olives and cheeses, before the opera at La Scala.

Day 2: Shop 'til you drop 

Milan: world center for glamor. Tour the design ateliers and showrooms for inspiration, then visit one of the designer outlets and outfit yourself in Prada, Dolce and Gabbana and Versace for a fraction the retail cost. Head for the Fashion Quadrilatero, the crisscrossing streets with the big fashion labels. Visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuele - Milan's 'drawing room' is a four level, glass vaulted shopping arcade dating from 1870. Full of cafes, restaurants and Prada's original store. Very elegant.

Day 3: Day Trips from Milan

Milan sits in the middle of some of the most spectacular places in the world. Visit the playground of the rich and famous in Lake Como, enjoying a boat cruise in beautiful Bellagio town. Take a day trip to unique Venice, historic Verona or the delightful fishing villages of Cinque Terre.

Spend an afternoon exploring Bergamo, or ride the Bernina Express railway line through the Swiss Alps to luxurious St. Moritz.

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Milan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'

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Discover Milan and see da Vinci’s masterpiece, 'The Last Supper,' on this 3.5-hour tour. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Santa Maria delle Grazie to ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan

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Take a ride on the Bernina Express, Switzerland's alpine delight. This train journey takes you along one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world – ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Lake Como Day Trip from Milan

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Take in the stunning scenery of world-famous Lake Como on this day trip from Milan, just a quick 1-hour drive away. Explore the fashionable lakeside town of ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Milan in One Day

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See the best of Milan in a single day on this 6-hour walking tour that also takes you to locally loved spots often missed by visitors. Your in-the-know guide ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Italy and Switzerland in One Day: Lake Como and Lugano from Milan

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Visit Italy and Switzerland in one day on a relaxing daylong excursion to Lake Como, Bellagio and Lugano from Milan! Hop aboard a sightseeing boat and cruise ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Genoa and Portofino Day Trip from Milan

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See the best of the Italian Riviera on your Genoa and Portofino full-day trip from Milan! After a guided walking tour of Genoa, explore the best bits of these ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Evening Rooftop Tour of Milan's Duomo

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Bypass the queue with your prebooked ticket to the top of Milan's Duomo — Milan Cathedral — the city's most notable attraction and one of the world’s largest ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Milan City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Discover the best that Milan has to offer with a 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour. See all the main sights from aboard an open-top double-decker bus. Cruise by ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: Ticket valid for 48 hours from the time of first use

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Milan Art Tour: Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' and the Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

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Discover some of Milan’s greatest artistic treasures on this 2-hour walking tour. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper,’ one of ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Milan Segway Tour

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Coast your way around Milan on a 3-hour guided Segway tour with an expert local guide. Get acquainted with your self-balancing electric Segway, and cruise ...  Read more

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Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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