16 days in Piedmont Itinerary

16 days in Piedmont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Piedmont journey planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turin
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Ceresole Reale
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bardonecchia
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pontechianale
— 1 night
Drive
5
Baceno
— 1 night
Drive
6
Varallo
— 3 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Johannesburg

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Turin side-trips: Milan (Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Duomo di Milano, &more) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and examine the collection at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turin road trip planning app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Turin is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Turin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Turin, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ceresole Reale.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Ceresole Reale — 3 nights

Ceresole Reale is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50km northwest of Turin in the Orco Valley, on the border with France.Ceresole Reale borders the following municipalities: Bonneval-sur-Arc (France), Groscavallo, Noasca, Rhêmes-Notre-Dame, Val-d'Isère (France), and Valsavarenche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ceresole Reale: Valsavarenche (Col Lauson - Alta via N°2, Gran Paradiso, &more) and Lago di San Grato (in Valgrisenche). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Colle del Nivolet and explore the activities along Lago di Dres.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ceresole Reale itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turin to Ceresole Reale in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bardonecchia.
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Bardonecchia — 2 nights

Bardonecchia is an Italian town and comune located in the Metropolitan City of Turin, in the Piedmont region, in the western part of Susa Valley. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Museo Forte Bramafam, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Naturale del Gran Bosco di Salbertrand, and then stroll through La Strada dell'Assietta. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Nero, then expand your understanding of the military at Forte di Fenestrelle, and then make a trip to I Murales.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bardonecchia visit planner.

Getting from Ceresole Reale to Bardonecchia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pontechianale.
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Pontechianale — 1 night

Pontechianale is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 70km southwest of Turin and about 50km northwest of Cuneo, on the border with France.Pontechianale borders the following municipalities: Bellino, Casteldelfino, Crissolo, Oncino (Italy), Molines-en-Queyras, Ristolas, Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye, and Saint-Véran (France). On the 21st (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Col di Sampeyre, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Parrocchiale di Elva, and then don't miss a visit to Colle dell'Agnello.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pontechianale online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bardonecchia to Pontechianale in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Pontechianale, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Baceno.
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Baceno — 1 night

Baceno is a comune in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 140km northeast of Turin and about 40km northwest of Verbania, on the border with Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): head outdoors with Gli Orridi di Uriezzo, then explore the activities along Lago del Vannino, and then stroll around Parco Naturale Alpe Veglia Alpe Devero.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Baceno online tour planner.

You can drive from Pontechianale to Baceno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Pontechianale in August; daily highs in Baceno reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Varallo.
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Varallo — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get in on the family fun at Bungee Center Veglio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacro Monte, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along San Giulio Island, explore the activities along Lake Orta, and then get in on the family fun at L'Arcobaleno Area Giochi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Varallo route builder site.

You can drive from Baceno to Varallo in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, Varallo is somewhat warmer than Baceno - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Piedmont travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Art Museums · Landmarks
Bordered by the Alps on three sides and often overlooked by casual tourists, the Piedmont region is famous for its wines, including Moscato D'Asti, Barolo, and Barbera, to name just a few. Piedmont's cuisine is renowned throughout Italy. Its exotic white truffles--a precious ingredient used in first-class restaurants around the world--are often compared to gold because of their staggering cost. An ideal holiday destination for foodies, the region is also known for its thriving industries of fresh produce, nuts, and chocolates. There are many places to visit in Piedmont, including several medieval castles, trendy spa resorts, and cities with both historical attractions and modern industries.
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