15 days in Stresa & Valle d'Aosta Itinerary

15 days in Stresa & Valle d'Aosta Itinerary

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— 5 nights
La Thuile
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Manchester


Stresa — 5 nights

Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta and Varallo. Take a break from the city and head to Lago di Mergozzo and Vigezzo Valley - The Painters' Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stresa: Orta San Giulio (Chiesa parrocchiale di Santa Maria Assunta, Piazza Motta, &more), Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo (in Morimondo) and Parco Arcadia (in Bareggio). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacred Mount Calvary of Domodossola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Della Madonna Del Sangue, admire the striking features of Borromeo Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Il Centro Storico di Arona.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Stresa planner.

Manchester, UK to Stresa is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Stresa. Traveling from Manchester in July, things will get a bit warmer in Stresa: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to La Thuile.
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La Thuile — 2 nights

La Thuile is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley of northwest Italy.GeographyLa Thuile is situated in the Alps at the extreme north-west of the country, close to the French alpine town of La Rosière. On the 9th (Sat), hit the slopes at La Thuile, then admire the sheer force of Cascate del Rutor, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Val Veny, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago d'Arpy.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our La Thuile vacation app.

Traveling by car from Stresa to La Thuile takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Aosta.
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Aosta — 4 nights

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso and Castello Sarriod de La Tour. Your inner history buff will appreciate Teatro Romano and Pont-Saint-Martin. Get out of town with these interesting Aosta side-trips: Cogne (Sentieri della Valnontey, Rifugio Vittorio Sella, &more), Santuario di Notre-Dame de Guerison (in Courmayeur) and Damanhur - Temples of Humankind (in Baldissero Canavese). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Area Megalitica di Saint-Martin-de-Corleans, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fenis, get outside with Sentiero panoramico lungo l'Orrido di Pre-Saint-Didier, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Aosta trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from La Thuile to Aosta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gressoney-la-Trinite.
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Gressoney-la-Trinite — 3 nights

Gressoney-La-Trinité is a town and comune in the Val de Gressoney, part of the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy.GeographyAt an elevation of above sea level, Gressoney-La-Trinité is the highest village in the Val de Gressoney, the valley of the small river Lys which is fed by the Lys glacier.HistoryThe area was settled by the Walser people from the Valais who left behind characteristic "Walser houses", or Stadel, buildings made of wood and stone sitting on short mushroom-shaped pillars. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lago di Lod and Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Etnografico Walser and Castel Savoia. Change things up with these side-trips from Gressoney-la-Trinite: Rifugio Capanna Regina Margherita (in Alagna Valsesia), Lago della Vecchia (in Piedicavallo) and Cascata di Fondo (in Traversella). It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Cascate Di Mascognaz.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gressoney-la-Trinite day trip app.

You can drive from Aosta to Gressoney-la-Trinite in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.
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Valle d'Aosta travel guide

Spas · Castles · Ski Areas
Though Valle d'Aosta is Italy's smallest region, it contains the highest peaks of the Alps, including the "roof of the old continent," Mont Blanc. This area is an outdoor adventure lover's dream vacation, with myriad climbing and hiking opportunities above the valley floor. Valle d'Aosta is known around the world for its major climbing routes, many of which have made mountaineering history. In the winter, the valley is at the heart of the Italian skiing experience with several top-notch ski resorts. Many visitors include attractions such as Roman monuments, medieval castles, and Romanesque churches on their itinerary. Since ancient times, Valle d'Aosta has been an important crossroads of the Western Alps. Today, it's linked with France and Switzerland through the Mont Blanc Tunnel and the Little and Big Saint Bernard passes.