16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
+5
Bus + Fly + Foot + Train + Foot + Bus:  17 h 45 min
1
Aosta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Alessandria
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Asti
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Turin
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Aosta

Aosta ©
In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Teatro Romano and Forte di Bard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Criptoportico Forense and Aosta Old Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Ville di Ravello (in Ravello), Castello di Verres (in Verres) and Orta San Giulio (Palazzotto della Comunita, Lake Orta, &more). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Isola Bella, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fenis, steep yourself in history at Pont-Saint-Martin, and wander the streets of Piazza Emile Chanoux.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Aosta online trip builder.

Washington DC, USA to Aosta is an approximately 16- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Aosta is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alessandria.

Things to do in Aosta

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orta San Giulio, Le Ville di Ravello, Forte di Bard, Isola Bella, Pont-Saint-Martin
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Castello di Fenis ©
Castello di Fenis
Le Ville di Ravello ©
Le Ville di Ravello
Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard

2
nights
Alessandria

Alessandria ©
Alessandria is a city and comune in Piedmont, Italy, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria. On the 10th (Tue), play a few rounds at Golf Colline del Gavi, learn about winemaking at La Raia - Azienda Agricola Biodinamica, and then see the interesting displays at Acqua.Tor. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Cittadella di Alessandria, steep yourself in history at La Bollente, then do a tasting at Marenco, then examine the collection at AcdB Museo - Alessandria Citta delle Biciclette, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alessandria day trip website.

Getting from Aosta to Alessandria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Alessandria can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Asti.

Things to do in Alessandria

Wineries Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

La Raia - Azienda Agricola Biodinamica, Marenco, Acqua.Tor, La Bollente
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Marenco ©
Marenco
La Raia - Azienda Agricola Biodinamica ©
La Raia - Azienda Agricola Biodinamica
Cittadella di Alessandria ©
Cittadella di Alessandria

3
nights
Asti

Asti ©
Get some cultural insight at Azienda Agricola Bajaj and Borgo Maragliano. Get some historical perspective at Castello di Grinzane Cavour and Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta. Explore Asti's surroundings by going to Barolo (Enoteca Germano Angelo & WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo), Azienda Agricola Negro Angelo & Figli (in Monteu Roero) and Azienda Agricola Cortino Produttori Dianesi (in Diano d'Alba).

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Asti is just a short distance from Alessandria. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Asti when traveling from Alessandria in September, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Asti

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barolo, Monteu Roero, Goggiano Winery, Castello di Grinzane Cavour, Azienda Agricola Cortino Produttori Dianesi
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Azienda Agricola Bajaj ©
Azienda Agricola Bajaj
Castello di Grinzane Cavour ©
Castello di Grinzane Cavour
Azienda Agricola Roccasanta ©
Azienda Agricola Roccasanta

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Egizio and Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. Visit Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone and Santuario della Consolata for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Reggia di Venaria Reale (in Venaria Reale), Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi (in Stupinigi) and Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara (in Borgomanero). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, make a trip to Piazza Castello, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Risorgimento, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turin vacation builder app.

Traveling by train from Asti to Turin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Asti in September: highs in Turin hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Basilica of Superga, Sacra di San Michele, Reggia di Venaria Reale, Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara
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Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile

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