Milan Itinerary 1 Day

Best Places to Visit in Milan in 1 day

We are trying to help you in making the best of your 1 day in Milan. These are the most preferred places to visit in Milan in 1 day by fellow travelers and experts. Even though one day in Milan may not prove to be sufficient, one can still explore the highlights of Milan.

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A Day in Milan - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

Milan is the second populous Italian city after Rome and the same goes for its popularity. This the place where all the art lovers and backpackers want to be after exploring Rome. Milan, being home to spectacular churches, medieval and Renaissance art galleries, majestic palaces and castles, and upscale restaurants and bars, is a favorite place to both sightseers and hipsters. Even 1 day in Milan will make you fall in love with the city’s life and culture. Take a look at this 1-day Milan Itinerary to see the best of city in a short period

How to spend 1 day in Milan?


Begin your morning at Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Renaissance church which is famous as a home to Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. You can spend an hour exploring the Gothic interiors of this building. Only 10 minutes on foot from here is San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. The biblical frescoes of this church will blow your mind. Walk for next 10 minutes and you will reach the Sforza Castle. This 14th century castle will tell you a lot of Milan’s history.


Spend your afternoon relaxing at Parco Sempione. Sprawling over an area of 38 hectares, Parco Sempione offers beautiful gardens, theatre, aquarium, and a tower from where you can admire the city of Milan. You will need an hour to explore the park area. After this, you can head to the gate of Milan called Porta Sempione. This gate was built on the request of Napoleon. Take 10 minutes’ drive to Cimitero Monumentale di Milano that will show you a series of artistic tombs. Next, catch a train or drive your car to Pinacoteca di Brera to see a huge collection of Italian paintings. You can also make a visit to various museums and art galleries that are located in the nearby area.


Head straight to the Milan Cathedral before the sun begins to set while spending 24 hours in Milan. This beautiful architectural masterpiece is known for the fact that it took almost 600 years to complete. Every corner of the cathedral deserves admiration and so, you should spend at least an hour here. At evening, you would love to treat yourself with some retail therapy and no place could be better than Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II for this. Located inside a glass-covered arcade, this huge shopping mall houses a number of retail stores, boutiques, coffeehouse, and galleries. Before you enjoy your dinner, don’t forget to watch an Italian Opera show at Teatro alla Scala, the neoclassical Opera House of Milan.

Although one day in Milan is not enough for anyone who is in love with European art and culture, you can experience the best of Milan by using this itinerary.

Sightseeing Tours and Activities for 1-Day in Milan

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Best Hotels in Milan for 1 Day Trip

Below are some of the frequently included hotels by fellow travelers to their itineraries for 1 day trip to London. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With More Days in Hand

If you have more than a day in hand, look out for travel ideas for 2 days in Milan or 3 days in Milan. You can plan to spend more time at the attractions you find interesting. Enjoy the local restaurants, nightlife, treks, other adventure activites and more. Check the list of top things to do in Milan.

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