13 days in Lake Como Itinerary

13 days in Lake Como Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Como trip planner

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Fly
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Como
— 9 nights
Drive
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Bellano
— 3 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Riga

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Como

— 9 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.
Family-friendly places like Cathedral of Como (Duomo) and Basilica di Sant'Abbondio will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Bellagio (Profumeria Bellagio, La Punta Spartivento, &more), Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina) and Ossuccio (Chiesa di San Giacomo & Isola Comacina). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, appreciate the extensive heritage of Greenway del Lago di Como, trek along Sentiero del Viandante, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Como trip planner.

Riga, Latvia to Como is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Riga to Como, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Como is a bit warmer than Riga - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bellano.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Bellano

— 3 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. Family-friendly places like Villa Monastero and Menaggio will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Villa Carlotta in Tremezzina (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, appreciate the views at Valchiavenna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bellano trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Como to Bellano in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bellano can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bellano

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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."