13 days in Piedmont & Lombardy Itinerary

13 days in Piedmont & Lombardy Itinerary

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13 days in Piedmont & Lombardy Itinerary

Start: Quebec City, Quebec
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  16 h
1
Turin
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Milan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Colico
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Bellagio
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  15 h 15 min
End: Quebec City, Quebec

2
nights
Turin

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.
Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Langhe landscapes UNESCO (in Alba) and Museo Naturalistico Del Roero (in Vezza d'Alba). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turin day trip planning website .

Quebec City, Canada to Turin is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Quebec City to Turin due to the time zone difference. August in Turin sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Langhe landscapes UNESCO, Basilica of Superga, Museo Naturalistico Del Roero
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Langhe landscapes UNESCO
Langhe landscapes UNESCO

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Milan

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: La Citta Alta (in Bergamo) and Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Milan journey builder tool .

Traveling by train from Turin to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Milan, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Colico.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

La Citta Alta, Leolandia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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nights
Colico

Colico ©
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. Venture out of the city with trips to Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso (in Sorico), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Dervio) and Centro Storico (in Gravedona). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with KTS40CableCrew, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and trek along Sentiero dei Forti.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Colico road trip site .

Traveling by car from Milan to Colico takes 2 hours. While traveling from Milan, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Colico, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Colico

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Varenna, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso, Castello di Vezio, Centro Storico
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Sentiero dei Forti ©
Sentiero dei Forti
Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso ©
Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero

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Bellagio

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Explore Bellagio's surroundings by going to Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello), Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como) and Riva Bianca Beach (in Lierna). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at i Giardini di Villa Melzi, wander the streets of Menaggio, don't miss a visit to Santuario Del Ghisallo, and stroll around La Punta Spartivento.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bellagio trip planner.

You can drive from Colico to Bellagio in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bellagio can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Lake Como, Santuario Del Ghisallo, Riva Bianca Beach, Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi

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