7 days in Orta San Giulio & Turin Itinerary

7 days in Orta San Giulio & Turin Itinerary

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7 days in Orta San Giulio & Turin Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Orta San Giulio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
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. Get some historical perspective at Verres Castle and Castello di Issogne. Get some cultural insight at Sacro Monte di Orta and Varallo. Explore Orta San Giulio's surroundings by going to Rocca Borromea di Arona (in Arona), Cascata del Toce (in Formazza), Orrido di sant'anna (in Cannobio), Salumificio Maison Bertolin (in Arnad) and Varallo (Sacro Monte & Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie).

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Orta San Giulio vacation planner.

London, UK to Orta San Giulio is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Orta San Giulio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect nights in Orta San Giulio to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Orta San Giulio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Varallo, Orrido di sant'anna, Cascata del Toce, Parco della Rocca Borromea, Castello di Issogne
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Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
Varallo ©
Varallo
Salumificio Maison Bertolin ©
Salumificio Maison Bertolin

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Fenestrelle Fortress. Criptoportico Forense and Castello della Manta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Balloon Rides (in Aosta), Castello Di Sarriod De La Tour Di Saint Pierre (in St. Pierre), Castello Reale di Sarre (in Sarre), Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis (in Vicoforte) and Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda (in Staffarda). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove and admire the landmark architecture of Villa della Regina.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turin sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Orta San Giulio to Turin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Castello Reale di Sarre, Castello Sarriod de La Tour, Castello della Manta, Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis, River Rafting & Tubing
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Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda ©
Castello Sarriod de La Tour ©
Castello Sarriod de La Tour
Castello Reale di Sarre ©
Castello Reale di Sarre

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