5 days in Turin & Orta San Giulio Itinerary

5 days in Turin & Orta San Giulio Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Turin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
Orta San Giulio
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: 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.
Go for a jaunt from Turin to Venaria Reale to see Reggia di Venaria Reale about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, catch a live event at Juventus Stadium, walk around Parco del Valentino, and explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Turin route maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Turin. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Orta San Giulio.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Basilica of Superga, Reggia di Venaria Reale
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Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Juventus Stadium ©
Juventus Stadium
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio

Orta San Giulio

Orta San Giulio ©
Orta San Giulio is a town and comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 100km northeast of Turin and about 40km northwest of Novara.The town itself is built on a promontory which juts out from the eastern bank of Lake Orta close to Isola San Giulio, an island which also falls within the municipal boundaries. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at San Giulio Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orta, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Maggiore.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Orta San Giulio online journey planner.

Getting from Turin to Orta San Giulio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Orta San Giulio when traveling from Turin in December, with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Orta San Giulio

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lago Maggiore
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Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta
San Giulio Island ©
San Giulio Island
Lago Maggiore ©
Lago Maggiore