7 days in Turin, Stresa & Orta San Giulio Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Parco del Valentino, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Superga.

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If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Turin Airport and Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport. April in Turin sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Stresa.
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Stresa — 2 nights

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. San Vittore Martire has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, stop by Stresa Museum Store, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del SS. Crocifisso, then take some stellar pictures from Alpyland Mottarone, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Vittore Martire. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Palazzo Borromeo, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, then admire the natural beauty at Parco di Villa Serbelloni, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Stresa online travel route planner.

Getting from Turin to Stresa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Turin in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Stresa: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Orta San Giulio.
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Orta San Giulio — 2 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Orta San Giulio: Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso (in Leggiuno), Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese (in Varese) and Briciole d'Arte (in Gavirate). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Giulio, get to know the fascinating history of Ricetto di Candelo, and contemplate the long history of Sacro Monte di Orta.

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Traveling by car from Stresa to Orta San Giulio takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Orta San Giulio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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