16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner
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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Bus to Aosta
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Aosta
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alessandria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asti
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turin
— 5 nights
Fly

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Aosta — 4 nights

Rome of the Alps

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Criptoportico Forense and Isola Bella are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Teatro Romano and Aosta Old Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Verres (in Verres), Forte di Bard (in Bard) and Orta San Giulio (Palazzotto della Comunita, Lake Orta, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fenis, contemplate the long history of Pont-Saint-Martin, and take a stroll through Piazza Emile Chanoux.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Aosta day trip planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Aosta is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Aosta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alessandria.
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Alessandria — 2 nights

Alessandria is a city and comune in Piedmont, Italy, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria. On the 10th (Tue), play a few rounds at Golf Colline del Gavi, learn about winemaking at La Raia - Azienda Agricola Biodinamica, and then see the interesting displays at Acqua.Tor. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Cittadella di Alessandria, steep yourself in history at La Bollente, then do a tasting at Marenco, then examine the collection at AcdB Museo - Alessandria Citta delle Biciclette, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alessandria day trip website.

Getting from Aosta to Alessandria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Alessandria can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asti.
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Asti — 3 nights

Get some cultural insight at Azienda Agricola Roccasanta and Arazzeria Scassa. Get some historical perspective at Castello di Grinzane Cavour and Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta. Explore Asti's surroundings by going to Barolo (Germano Angelo & WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo), Monteu Roero (Azienda Agricola Negro Angelo & Figli & Azienda Agricola Bajaj) and Borgo Maragliano (in Loazzolo).

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Asti road trip tool.

Getting from Alessandria to Asti by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Alessandria in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Asti, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.
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Turin — 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Egizio and Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama). Visit Basilica di Superga and Palazzo Reale Di Torino for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Reggia Di Reale (in Venaria Reale), Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi (in Stupinigi) and Cantina Fontechiara (in Borgomanero). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, steep yourself in history at Sacra di San Michele, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Pietro Micca e dell'assedio di Torino del 1706.

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Drive from Asti to Turin in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Asti in September: highs in Turin hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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