14 days in Piedmont Itinerary

14 days in Piedmont Itinerary

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14 days in Piedmont Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Train:  15 h 30 min
1
Stresa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Alagna Valsesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Cuneo
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Turin
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Stresa

Stresa ©
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palazzo Borromeo and Linea Cadorna. Visiting Lake Orta and Riserva Naturale Speciale del Sacro Monte della SS. Trinita will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stresa: Azienda Agricola L'Agrifoglio (in Bolzano Novarese), Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara (in Borgomanero) and San Giulio Island (in Orta San Giulio). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Isola Bella, experience rural life at Fattoria dell'Aldone, and cool off at Suna Beach.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Stresa tour planner.

Washington DC, USA to Stresa is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of subway, bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get little chillier in Stresa: highs are around 75°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alagna Valsesia.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orta San Giulio, Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara, Fattoria dell'Aldone, Isola Bella, Riserva Naturale Speciale del Sacro Monte della SS. Trinita
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara ©
Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

3
nights
Alagna Valsesia

Alagna Valsesia ©
Alagna Valsesia is a comune and small village high in the Valsesia alpine valley in the province of Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy, a UNESCO World heritage site since 2013. Escape the urban bustle at Parco Naturale dell'Alta Valle Antrona and Parco dell'Alta Valsesia. Venture out of the city with trips to Il Rifugio degli Asinelli (in Sala Biellese), Ricetto di Candelo (in Candelo) and Trivero (Conca dei Rododendri & Oasi Zegna). It doesn't end there: hike along La Valle Vogna and play a few rounds at Tenuta Castello - Golf Club Cerrione.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Alagna Valsesia vacation planner.

You can drive from Stresa to Alagna Valsesia in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Alagna Valsesia are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Cuneo.

Things to do in Alagna Valsesia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Trivero, Il Rifugio degli Asinelli, Parco Naturale dell'Alta Valle Antrona, Ricetto di Candelo, Tenuta Castello - Golf Club Cerrione
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Il Rifugio degli Asinelli ©
Il Rifugio degli Asinelli
Ricetto di Candelo ©
Ricetto di Candelo
Tenuta Castello - Golf Club Cerrione ©

3
nights
Cuneo

Cuneo ©
Cuneo is a city and comune in Piedmont, Northern Italy, the capital of the province of Cuneo, the third largest of Italy’s provinces by area.It is located at 550 metres (1,804 ft) in the south-west of Piedmont, at the confluence of the rivers Stura and Gesso.Including all bordering municipalities Beinette, Borgo San Dalmazzo, Boves, Busca, Caraglio, Castelletto Stura, Centallo, Cervasca, Morozzo, Peveragno, Tarantasca and Vignolo the population is 123,301 inhabitants.It is near six important mountain passes: Colle della Maddalena at 1996mColle di Tenda at 1871m - Tunnel of Tenda at 1300m, 3km longColle del Melogno at 1027m Colle San Bernardo at 957m Colle di Nava at 934mColle di Cadibona at 459m. Do some cultural sightseeing at Azienda Agricola Ca Neuva and Azienda Agricola Rivetto. Get outdoors at Centro Recupero Animali Selvatici and Riserva Naturale dei Ciciu del Villar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cuneo: Barbero (in Cherasco), Ecomuseo Della Resistenza (in Rossana) and Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime (in Valdieri). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Cantina Francesco Borgogno.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cuneo trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Alagna Valsesia to Cuneo takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Cuneo are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Cuneo

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Barolo, Azienda Agricola Rivetto, Azienda Agricola Ca Neuva, Riserva Naturale dei Ciciu del Villar, Centro Recupero Animali Selvatici
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Cantina Francesco Borgogno ©
Cantina Francesco Borgogno
Ecomuseo  Della Resistenza ©
Ecomuseo Della Resistenza
Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime ©

4
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.
Visit Reggia di Venaria Reale and Basilica of Superga for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Egyptian Museum of Turin and Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. Change things up with these side-trips from Turin: Zoom Torino (in Cumiana) and Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio (in Piossasco). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and head outdoors with Piscina allende team 63.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turin travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cuneo to Turin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cuneo in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reggia di Venaria Reale, Basilica of Superga, Zoom Torino, Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio, Piscina allende team 63
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile

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