17 days in Italy, Sion & Chamonix Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Sion & Chamonix Itinerary

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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
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Arona, Italy
— 1 night
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Orta San Giulio, Italy
— 1 night
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Sion, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Chamonix, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Courmayeur, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Aosta, Italy
— 2 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 1 night
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Novara, Italy
— 1 night

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Como, Italy — 3 nights

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Como: Edone (in Seveso) and Bergamo (La Citta Alta & Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Piazza Cavour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Fedele.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Como trip itinerary planning website.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Milan Bergamo Airport. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arona.
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Arona, Italy — 1 night

Arona is a town and comune on Lake Maggiore, in the province of Novara (northern Italy). For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Arona trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Como to Arona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Arona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Orta San Giulio.
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Orta San Giulio, Italy — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Piazza Motta, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orta, and then contemplate the long history of Sacro Monte di Orta.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Orta San Giulio journey planning tool.

Orta San Giulio is just a short distance from Arona. In March in Orta San Giulio, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sion.
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Sion, Switzerland — 3 nights

Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais and of the district of Sion. Sion is known for historic sites, fun & games, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Premier Alpine Centre, get outside with Piscine Olympique Couverte de l'Ancien Stand, look for all kinds of wild species at Domaines des Iles, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Archaeology (Musee cantonal d'archeologie).

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sion road trip planning app.

You can drive from Orta San Giulio to Sion in 2.5 hours. March in Sion sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Chamonix.
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Chamonix, France — 3 nights

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 16th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Aiguille des Grands Montets, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brevent Cable Car, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chamonix day trip tool.

You can drive from Sion to Chamonix in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Courmayeur.
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Courmayeur, Italy — 1 night

Courmayeur is a town and comune in northern Italy, in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley. On the 18th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at QC Terme Pre Saint Didier and then take a memorable ride with Skyway Monte Bianco. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Val Ferret.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Courmayeur attractions site.

You can drive from Chamonix to Courmayeur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aosta.
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Aosta, Italy — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso, Criptoportico Forense and Porta Praetoria. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Criptoportico Forense, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso, and then delve into the distant past at Porta Praetoria.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Aosta day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Courmayeur to Aosta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Turin on the 21st (Tue).
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Turin, Italy — 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Superga and then admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale Di Torino.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin day trip planning app.

Getting from Aosta to Turin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Turin can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Novara.
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Novara, Italy — 1 night

Novara is the capital city of the province of Novara in the Piedmont region in northwest Italy, to the west of Milan. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Benedettina dei Santi Nazario e Celso, view the masterpieces at Galleria d'Arte Moderna Giannoni, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta.

Plan my day in Novara using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Turin to Novara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Novara, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Thu).
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Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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