10 days in Piedmont Itinerary

10 days in Piedmont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Piedmont trip planner

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Stresa
— 2 nights
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Alba
— 2 nights
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Turin
— 5 nights
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Stresa

— 2 nights
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at San Giulio Island, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orta, and then don't miss a visit to Parco della Rocca Borromea. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, head off the coast to Isola Bella, and then view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Stresa trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Stresa is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Stresa. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, things will get little chillier in Stresa: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Alba.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Alba

— 2 nights
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at Travel Langhe Wine Tours, then contemplate the long history of La Bollente, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis, admire the verdant scenery at Langhe landscapes UNESCO, and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Alba journey planner.

Traveling by car from Stresa to Alba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Alba

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Turin

— 5 nights

City of Magic

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi (in Stupinigi), Reggia di Venaria Reale (in Venaria Reale) and Zoom Torino (in Cumiana). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, and make a trip to Piazza San Carlo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turin trip planner.

Drive from Alba to Turin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Alba, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 10:

Piedmont travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Bordered by the Alps on three sides and often overlooked by casual tourists, the Piedmont region is famous for its wines, including Moscato D'Asti, Barolo, and Barbera, to name just a few. Piedmont's cuisine is renowned throughout Italy. Its exotic white truffles--a precious ingredient used in first-class restaurants around the world--are often compared to gold because of their staggering cost. An ideal holiday destination for foodies, the region is also known for its thriving industries of fresh produce, nuts, and chocolates. There are many places to visit in Piedmont, including several medieval castles, trendy spa resorts, and cities with both historical attractions and modern industries.