11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Turin
— 3 nights
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Como
— 2 nights
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Bergamo
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 3 nights
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Turin — 3 nights

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso and Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice. Go for a jaunt from Turin to Aosta to see Criptoportico Forense about 1h 30 min away. Dedicate the 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parco del Valentino, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, contemplate the waterfront views at Colline di Torino, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turin trip planner.

Lyon, France to Turin is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lyon in July: highs in Turin hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Como.
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Como — 2 nights

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di San Nicolo, then explore the activities along Il lungolago, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, go for a walk through Centro Storico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and finally admire the striking features of Villa Olmo.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Como road trip planner.

Drive from Turin to Como in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Como, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Bergamo.
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Bergamo — 2 nights

In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
On the 21st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Mura Venete, then take in the waterfront at Lovere lungolago, and then go deep underground at Miniera 4 Ossi. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastero d'Astino, contemplate the long history of La Citta Alta, then steep yourself in history at Campanone o Torre Civica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bergamo road trip app.

Traveling by car from Como to Bergamo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Bergamo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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Milan — 3 nights

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Civico Planetario Ulrico Hoepli and Dialogo nel Buio. Take a break from Milan with a short trip to Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta in Lainate, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, see La Casa Maledetta, get curious at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, and appreciate the history behind Arco della Pace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan journey planner.

Getting from Bergamo to Milan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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