15 days in Lake Como Itinerary

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Cernobbio
— 3 nights
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Colico
— 4 nights
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Bellagio
— 7 nights
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Cernobbio — 3 nights

Cernobbio is a comune (municipality) in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Il Giardino della Valle and Lido di Argegno. Venture out of the city with trips to Lenno (Golfo di Venere & La Cantina), Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno) and Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentee di Sort, browse the fresh offerings at Micromercato Moltrasio, admire the landmark architecture of Parrocchia di Santa Tecla, and trek along Il Sentiero delle Espressioni.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cernobbio trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Cernobbio is an approximately 13.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Cernobbio reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Colico.
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Colico — 4 nights

Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Forte Montecchio Nord and Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio. Explore Colico's surroundings by going to Mandello del Lario (Museum Moto Guzzi & Chiesa di S. Lorenzo), Dervio (Castello di Corenno Plinio & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Museo della fine della Guerra (in Dongo). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Lido di Colico, see the interesting displays at La Ca Di Radio Vecc, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, and contemplate the long history of Molino Maufet.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colico sightseeing app.

You can drive from Cernobbio to Colico in 1.5 hours. In August in Colico, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bellagio.
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Bellagio — 7 nights

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di San Giacomo and La Punta Spartivento. Change things up with these side-trips from Bellagio: Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino (in Griante), Chiesa di S. Marta (in Menaggio) and Como (Lido Villa Olmo, Villa Olmo, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of I Giardini di Villa Melzi, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco di Villa Serbelloni, stop by Azalea - Silk of Como, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Riva Bianca Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bellagio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colico to Bellagio takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bellagio can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Lake Como travel guide

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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."
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