11 days in Pisa, Cinque Terre & Milan Itinerary

11 days in Pisa, Cinque Terre & Milan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Belfast
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Pisa
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Milan
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Belfast

3
nights
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Pisa and San Pietro Church. Popular historic sites such as Baptistery of St. John and Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro are in your itinerary. Explore Pisa's surroundings by going to Chiesa di San Giorgio (in Tellaro), Castello di Lerici (in Lerici) and Piaggio Museum (in Pontedera). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Martiri della Liberta, and stroll the grounds of Camposanto.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa visit planning site.

Belfast, UK to Pisa is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belfast to Pisa. When traveling from Belfast in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Pisa, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tellaro, Basilica of San Frediano, Castello di Lerici, San Pietro Church, Piaggio Museum
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Palazzo Blu ©
Palazzo Blu
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

3
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galata Museo del Mare and Palazzo Ducale. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Via Giuseppe Garibaldi and Dialogo nel Buio. Change things up with a short trip to Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura in Levanto (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, get to know the fascinating history of Groppo, look for gifts at Fabbrica d'Arte Monterosso, and head outdoors with Cinque Terre Trails.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre travel planner.

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Genoa, Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura
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Dialogo nel Buio ©
Dialogo nel Buio
Galata Museo del Mare ©
Galata Museo del Mare
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Turin (Armeria Reale & Museo Egizio) and Verona (Basilica di Santa Anastasia & San Fermo Maggiore, Verona). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, admire the striking features of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, and see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daytime highs in Milan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Turin, Verona
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Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©

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