4 days in Turin, Barolo & Orta San Giulio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Piedmont trip planner
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Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Turin
— 2 nights
Orta San Giulio
— 1 night
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Ottawa


Turin — 2 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.
On the 11th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turin online route planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Turin is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ottawa to Turin due to the time zone difference. May in Turin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Barolo.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Barolo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50km southeast of Turin and about 40km northeast of Cuneo. On the 12th (Fri), do a tasting at Azienda Agricola G.D. Vajra, Barolo and then learn about winemaking at Cantina Francesco Borgogno.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barolo trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Turin to Barolo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Barolo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Orta San Giulio.
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Orta San Giulio — 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. To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Orta San Giulio route builder site.

Traveling by car from Barolo to Orta San Giulio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Orta San Giulio sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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