11 days in Pisa, Cinque Terre & Milan Itinerary

11 days in Pisa, Cinque Terre & Milan Itinerary

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Bus to Dublin, Fly to Pisa
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Pisa
— 3 nights
Train
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 4 nights
Fly

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Pisa

— 3 nights
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 Battistero di San Giovanni and Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina are in your itinerary. Explore Pisa's surroundings by going to Tellaro (Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro & Chiesa di San Giorgio), Piaggio Museum (in Pontedera) and Castello di Lerici (in Lerici). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Cristina, examine the collection at Palazzo Blu, and explore the world behind art at Museo delle Sinopie.

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 8.5-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

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Cinque Terre

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

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 Cinque Terre Trails. Venture out of the city with trips to Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto) and Dialogo nel Buio (in Genoa). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, stop by Fabbrica d'Arte Monterosso, appreciate the extensive heritage of Groppo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Path N. 6D.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Milan

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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 Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro. 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: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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