7 days in Como, Alba & Turin Itinerary

7 days in Como, Alba & Turin Itinerary

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Turin
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Como

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for gifts at Tea World, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and then admire the striking features of Villa Olmo. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Como trip itinerary planning tool.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Milan Bergamo Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alba.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Alba

— 2 nights
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. On the 28th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, then see the interesting displays at WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Racconigi.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Alba trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Como to Alba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Turin.

Things to do in Alba

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

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Turin

— 2 nights

City of Magic

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.
On the 30th (Mon), make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then get great views at Basilica of Superga. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Reale, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turin tour builder.

You can drive from Alba to Turin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Alba in August, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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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."