9 days in Piedmont & Portofino Itinerary

9 days in Piedmont & Portofino Itinerary

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Fly to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Drive to Acqui Terme
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Acqui Terme
— 1 day
Drive
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Turin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Orta San Giulio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portofino
— 1 night
Drive to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Fly to Newark

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Acqui Terme — 1 day

Acqui Terme is a city and comune of Piedmont, northern Italy, in the province of Alessandria. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): do a tasting at Cantina di Nizza, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico di Acqui Terme, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Peter, and finally contemplate the long history of La Bollente.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Acqui Terme online route planner.

Newark, USA to Acqui Terme is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Acqui Terme, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Acqui Terme, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turin.
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Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
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Turin — 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Reggia Di Reale in Venaria Reale (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to Piazza Castello.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turin trip planner.

You can drive from Acqui Terme to Turin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turin are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Orta San Giulio.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks
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Orta San Giulio — 3 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Ricetto di Candelo (in Candelo), Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto (in Verbania) and Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orta, relax in the rural setting at Azienda Agricola L'Agrifoglio, meet the residents at Safari Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Il Centro Storico di Arona.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Orta San Giulio trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Turin to Orta San Giulio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Turin in October, expect nights in Orta San Giulio to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portofino.
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Portofino — 1 night

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. On the 13th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Palazzo di Giustizia, then admire the striking features of Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Portofino trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orta San Giulio to Portofino takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Orta San Giulio in October since evenings lows in Portofino dip to 59°F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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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