Northern Italy Tour: Milan & the Italian Lakes

Lake Maggiore – Milan – Lake Garda

Northern Italy Tour: Milan & the Italian Lakes

Welcome to Italy

Highlights

This Northern Italy Tour is an excellent introduction to the elegance Italy has to offer. Lush landscapes to city shopping, this tour has it all. 

Consult with your Destination Specialist. We will ensure that the highlights of your trip are booked in advance so you won’t miss out on the fun! Plenty of leisure will be built in so you can take the time to explore on your own, and at your own pace. Let the journey guide you.

Read more about why we love the Northern Italy Tour: Milan & the Italian Lakes. 

Make it Yours

  • AccommodationItaly offers a wide range of accommodation styles including boutique hotels, charming B&B’s, and luxurious castle hotels. Juniper Tours will select where you stay based on your preferences.
  • Transportation – All of the dots will be connected based on your preferences and budget.  Airport transfers, car rentals, train passes, even private chauffeurs!
  • Day tours and entrance tickets – pre-scheduled tours and experiences for a seamless and enriching travel experience!
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Northern Italy Tour: Milan & the Italian Lakes Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Lake Maggiore

Welcome to Northern Italy, the Italian lake district! This trip not only includes impeccable scenery but day trips to charming cities closeby. As you arrive in Italy, a private driver will pick you up and take you to your first accommodation in Lake Maggiore. Here you will have the remainder of the day to explore at your leisure.

Overnight in Lake Maggiore

Day 2: Lake Maggiore

Stresa is an enchanting town with a splendid location on one of Italy’s largest lakes, Lake Maggiore. It touches one Swiss Canton and 2 Italian regions. We recommend spending the day exploring Stresa and then taking a ferry to Isola Bella, one of the three Borromean Islands.

Overnight in Lake Maggiore

Day 3: Lake Maggiore to Milan

Enjoy your morning taking a tranquil stroll along the elegant lakeside filled with luxury villas and opulent Art Nouveau hotels. A private driver will pick you up and take you to your accommodation in your next spot, Milan. Check-in or leave your bags at the hotel to begin exploring the global capital of fashion and design!

Overnight in Milan

Day 4: Milan

Enjoy a walking tour today of the historical city of Milan. Take in the world’s largest Gothic cathedral, Duomo di Milano and the Piazza del Duomo. Stop for an amazing shopping experience at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a breathtaking landmark in Milan with exceptional architecture. 

Overnight in Milan

Day 5: Milan to Lake Garda

Get an early start for a day trip to Venice or Bologna. A private driver will pick you up and take you to one of your desired destinations. Spend the day exploring and sightseeing before heading to Lake Garda for the evening.

Overnight in Lake Garda

Day 6: Lake Garda

Today, you will have the entire day to explore the towns and monuments around Lake Garda. Spend your time exploring Sirmione with its historic Rocca Scaligiera castle or Riva del Garda and the Varone waterfalls closeby. From hilly wine regions to 14th-century castles, you can wander wherever the mood takes you.

Overnight in Lake Garda

Day 7: Depart for Home

As you draw in the last impressions of Lake Garda’s splendor, a private driver will pick you up and take you to the airport Departure Hall where you can catch your return flight home. 

Get Ready to Travel!

Your Northern Italy Tour: Milan & the Italian Lakes at a glance:

Northern Italy Tour: Milan & the Italian Lakes Highlights:

Selected activities based on your interests

Why We Love this Tour

Your Northern Italy Tour: Milan & the Italian Lakes offers a lush introduction to Northern Italy. It offers the freedom and flexibility of a chauffeur experience with a price point closer to a group guided tour. You and your loved ones can have the best of Northern Italy!

We love this itinerary because it allows you to see the highlights of Northern Italy’s romance as a first time visitor. If coming back, it offers a chance to explore new experiences or relive the best of what was seen before. By staying at Lake Maggiore before heading down to Milan and ending up in Lake Garda, you’ll have a plethora of sightseeing and touring opportunities.

Why We Love Lake Maggiore

Located on the south side of the Alps, Lake Maggiore offers a mild climate year-round along with endless spectacular views. Filled with picturesque towns and lush landscapes, there are plenty of can’t miss spots for Italian cuisine. Islands and beautiful architecture only enhance the beauty of Lake Maggiore.

Why We Love Milan

One of the often overlooked Italian cities, Milan is filled with trendy restaurants, lovely cafes and the Milanese tradition of aperitivo. As one of the fashion capitals of the world, stunning architecture along with an iconic cathedral make Milan a must see. A trip there would not be complete without spending time shopping under the exquisite mosaics that cover Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II.

Why We Love Lake Garda

Surrounded by hilly wine regions and 14th-century castles, Lake Garda has numerous excursions and activities to keep anyone entertained. There are plenty of hiking trails for nature enthusiasts or wind-surfing for those that prefer fun in the water. Venice is close enough for a quick day trip, as well.

Nights can be added or reduced, your route can be changed to your preference. Tours and activity options can be selected based on your interests and purpose of travel.

Your Destination Specialist knows Northern Italy and will take the time to lean what’s important to you. Your itinerary will be designed just for you, to make the most of your time and experience in Northern Italy: Milan & the Italian Lakes.

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