7 days in Orta San Giulio, Exilles & Turin Itinerary

7 days in Orta San Giulio, Exilles & Turin Itinerary

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7 days in Orta San Giulio, Exilles & Turin Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Train:  7​h
1
Orta San Giulio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Exilles
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Dublin

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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. On the 26th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacro Monte di Orta, explore the activities along San Giulio Island, then explore the activities along Lake Orta, then make a trip to Piazza Motta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Giulio. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Frati Cappuccini, and then contemplate the long history of Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Orta San Giulio online travel route planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Orta San Giulio is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Dublin to Orta San Giulio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in July, with highs in Orta San Giulio at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Exilles.

Things to do in Orta San Giulio

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Varese, Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
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Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese ©
Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese
Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta
San Giulio Island ©
San Giulio Island

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Exilles

Exilles ©
Exilles is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 60km west of Turin, on the border with France.It is the location of the Exilles Fort, an alpine fortification which guarded the route between the Kingdom of France and the Duchy of Savoy.Exilles borders the following municipalities: Bardonecchia, Bramans, Chiomonte, Giaglione, Oulx, Pragelato, Salbertrand, and Usseaux.HistoryThe ancients considered Exilles the first place in Italy coming from Gaul over the Alpine passes. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Forte Di Exilles, identify plant and animal life at Parco Naturale del Gran Bosco di Salbertrand, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia della Novalesa.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Exilles trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Orta San Giulio to Exilles in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Exilles

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Abbazia della Novalesa, Parco Naturale del Gran Bosco di Salbertrand
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Abbazia della Novalesa ©
Abbazia della Novalesa
Forte Di Exilles ©
Forte Di Exilles

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Reggia di Venaria Reale (in Venaria Reale) and Zoom Torino (in Cumiana). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get great views at Basilica of Superga, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin tour app .

Traveling by car from Exilles to Turin takes 1.5 hours. July in Turin sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Basilica of Superga, Reggia di Venaria Reale, Zoom Torino
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Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo