6 days in Lake Como, Malcesine & Sirmione Itinerary

6 days in Lake Como, Malcesine & Sirmione Itinerary

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6 days in Lake Como, Malcesine & Sirmione Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  7​h 15​min
1
Bellagio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Malcesine
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Sirmione
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Manchester

2
nights
Bellagio

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Menaggio, then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo). On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, then stroll around La Punta Spartivento, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at i Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bellagio trip website .

Manchester, UK to Bellagio is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Bellagio. Traveling from Manchester in July, things will get a bit warmer in Bellagio: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Malcesine.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Varenna, Tremezzina, Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Castello di Vezio, Menaggio
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Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

1
night
Malcesine

Malcesine ©
Malcesine is a comune (municipality) on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km northwest of Venice and about 40km northwest of Verona.Geography and divisionsThe comune of Malcesine consists of Navene, Campagnola, Malcesine proper, Val di Sogno and Cassone. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, take in the awesome beauty at Mountbaldo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Malcesine road trip planner.

Getting from Bellagio to Malcesine by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Malcesine can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sirmione.

Things to do in Malcesine

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona
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Mountbaldo ©
Mountbaldo
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine ©
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine

2
nights
Sirmione

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). On the 8th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, make a trip to Borghetto sul Mincio, and then learn about winemaking at Cascina Maddalena. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Scaligero Castle, then stroll around Parco Giardino Sigurta, and then make a trip to Mura di Lazise.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sirmione visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Malcesine to Sirmione takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Valeggio Sul Mincio, Mura di Lazise
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Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Parco Giardino Sigurta ©
Parco Giardino Sigurta

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