15 days in Milan & Porto Itinerary

15 days in Milan & Porto Itinerary

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Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 10 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

4
nights
Milan, Italy

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Milano and Piazza delle Erbe. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arena di Verona and Castello Sforzesco. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Verona (Casa di Giulietta & Museo di Castelvecchio). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Milan is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Edinburgh to Milan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Milan is somewhat warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Verona
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

10
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Palacio da Bolsa and Belomonte 20 are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Museu Serralves and Casa do Infante. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Convento de Cristo (in Tomar), Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Douro River, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Vagueira, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Porto takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Milan in May: highs in Porto hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Ilhavo, Convento de Cristo, Igreja da Misericordia de Aveiro, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves

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