7 days in Stresa, Orta San Giulio & Turin Itinerary

7 days in Stresa, Orta San Giulio & Turin Itinerary

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Orta San Giulio
— 4 nights
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Stresa — 1 day

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. On the 19th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Isola Madre and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Park Pallavicino.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Stresa trip itinerary maker website.

London, UK to Stresa is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from London to Stresa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect nights in Stresa to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Orta San Giulio.
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Orta San Giulio — 4 nights

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa and Parco della Rocca Borromea. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santuario di Oropa and Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie. Explore Orta San Giulio's surroundings by going to Castello di Issogne (in Issogne), Castello di Verres (in Verres) and Monterosa Ski (in Gressoney-la-Trinite). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacro Monte di Orta.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Orta San Giulio vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Stresa to Orta San Giulio takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Orta San Giulio can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Turin.
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Turin — 2 nights

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 some cultural insight at Castello e Parco di Masino and Castello della Manta. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis and Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice. Change things up with a short trip to Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso in Aosta (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo del Carcere Le Nuove and explore the world behind art at MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Orta San Giulio to Turin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Orta San Giulio in May, plan for little chillier days in Turin, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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