7 days in Orta San Giulio & Turin Itinerary

7 days in Orta San Giulio & Turin Itinerary

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7 days in Orta San Giulio & Turin Itinerary

London
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Orta San Giulio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turin
— 3 nights
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 15​min
London

3
days
Orta San Giulio

Orta San Giulio is a town and comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 100km northeast of Turin and about 40km northwest of Novara.The town itself is built on a promontory which juts out from the eastern bank of Lake Orta close to Isola San Giulio, an island which also falls within the municipal boundaries. Get some historical perspective at Verres Castle and Castello di Issogne. Get some cultural insight at Sacro Monte di Orta and Varallo. Explore Orta San Giulio's surroundings by going to Rocca Borromea di Arona (in Arona), Cascata del Toce (in Formazza), Orrido di sant'anna (in Cannobio), Salumificio Maison Bertolin (in Arnad) and Varallo (Sacro Monte & Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie).

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Orta San Giulio vacation planner.

London, UK to Orta San Giulio is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Orta San Giulio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect nights in Orta San Giulio to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Orta San Giulio

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Varallo, Salumificio Maison Bertolin, Castello di Issogne, Verres Castle, Cascata del Toce
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Castello di Issogne
Sacro Monte
Sacro Monte di Orta

4
days
Turin

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Fenestrelle Fortress. Criptoportico Forense and Castello della Manta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Balloon Rides (in Aosta), Castello Di Sarriod De La Tour Di Saint Pierre (in St. Pierre), Castello Reale di Sarre (in Sarre), Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis (in Vicoforte) and Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda (in Staffarda). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove and admire the landmark architecture of Villa della Regina.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turin sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Orta San Giulio to Turin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Sightseeing Tours

Side Trips

Aosta, Castello della Manta, Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda, Castello Sarriod de La Tour, Castello Reale di Sarre
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Castello della Manta
Castello Reale di Sarre

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