8 days in Piedmont Itinerary

8 days in Piedmont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Piedmont travel planner
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Make it your trip
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Turin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alba
— 1 night
Drive
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Barolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Orta San Giulio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venaria Reale
— 1 night
Drive

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo Nazionale del Cinema. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gran Madre di Dio, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and finally see the interesting displays at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama).

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turin road trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Turin Airport and Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Turin can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Alba.
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Alba — 1 night

Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Centro Storico, then make a trip to Chiesa della Maddalena, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get into the urban bustle at Fondazione Ferrero, learn about winemaking at Cantina Mauro Sebaste, then contemplate the long history of La Bollente, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Nostra Signora Assunta.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alba trip builder app.

You can drive from Turin to Alba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Barolo.
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Barolo — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): do a tasting at Cantina Francesco Borgogno and then step into the grandiose world of Castello della Volta.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barolo itinerary planner.

Barolo is just a stone's throw from Alba. September in Barolo sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride 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. To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Orta San Giulio tour planner.

You can drive from Barolo to Orta San Giulio in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Orta San Giulio sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venaria Reale.
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Venaria Reale — 1 night

You've now added Sacra di San Michele to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Reggia Di Reale, then browse the exhibits of Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di Nostra Signora di Lourdes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacra di San Michele.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Venaria Reale tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Orta San Giulio to Venaria Reale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and tram. In September in Venaria Reale, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride 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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