11 days in Lake Como Itinerary

11 days in Lake Como Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Como holiday planner

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Bellano
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Bellano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Como
— 7 nights
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Bellano

— 2 nights
Bellano is a comune (municipality) and small town on the eastern shore of Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located at northern outlet of the Valsassina.The town's main attraction is the Orrido ("gorge" or small canyon) formed through erosion by the river Pioverna before entering the lake, starting from 15 millions year ago. Explore Bellano's surroundings by going to Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, learn about all things military at Forte Montecchio Nord, take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bellano driving holiday app.

Washington DC, USA to Bellano is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for little chillier nights in Bellano, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Bellano

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Como

— 7 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Change things up with these side-trips from Como: Magreglio (Madonna del Ghisallo & Santuario Del Ghisallo), Bellagio (Parco di Villa Serbelloni, I Giardini di Villa Melzi, &more) and Sentee di Sort (in Cernobbio). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, and make a trip to Faro voltiano.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Como road trip planning site.

You can drive from Bellano to Como in 1.5 hours. In August in Como, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."