42 days in Lake Como Itinerary

42 days in Lake Como Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Como vacation planner

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Como
— 20 nights
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Como

— 20 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Escape the urban bustle at Boat2Go and I Falconieri del Feudo. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia di Onno and Lido di Lenno. Get out of town with these interesting Como side-trips: Mandello del Lario (Museum Moto Guzzi, Chiesa del Sacro Cuore, &more), Centro Ippico Il Sagittario (in Tavernerio) and Abbadia Lariana (Spiaggia Parco Ulisse Guzzi, Antiche Miniere Piani Resinelli, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), tour the pleasant surroundings at Chilometro della Conoscenza, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclovia dei Laghi, and get outside with Lake Como Adventures.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Como tour itinerary planner.

Venice to Como is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Como sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Varenna.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 18:

Varenna

— 21 nights
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Riva Bianca Beach and Spiaggia Tranquilla. Step out of the city life by going to Orrido di Bellano and Como Lake Paragliding. Venture out of the city with trips to Bellagio (La Perla del Lago, Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione, &more), Tremezzina (Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo, Villa Carlotta, &more) and Dervio (Chiesa di S. Tommaso Becket, Castello di Corenno Plinio, &more). Spend the 24th (Sat) on two wheels at Anything But Work. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, shop like a local with Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, look for all kinds of wild species at Walking Tour Bellagio - Lake of Como, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Varenna journey planner.

You can drive from Como to Varenna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You will leave for home on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Varenna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — Aug 8:

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."