16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Bus to Aosta
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Aosta
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alessandria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asti
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turin
— 5 nights
Fly

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Aosta

— 4 nights

Rome of the Alps

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Criptoportico Forense and Aosta Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Teatro Romano and Piazza Emile Chanoux. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Verres (in Verres), Orta San Giulio (Palazzotto della Comunita, Lake Orta, &more) and Forte di Bard (in Bard). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fenis, contemplate the long history of Pont-Saint-Martin, and head off the coast to Isola Bella.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Aosta day trip planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Aosta is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Aosta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alessandria.

Things to do in Aosta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Alessandria

— 2 nights
Alessandria is a city and comune in Piedmont, Italy, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria. On the 10th (Tue), play a few rounds at Golf Colline del Gavi, learn about winemaking at La Raia - Azienda Agricola Biodinamica, and then see the interesting displays at Acqua.Tor. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Cittadella di Alessandria, steep yourself in history at La Bollente, then do a tasting at Marenco, then examine the collection at AcdB Museo - Alessandria Citta delle Biciclette, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alessandria day trip website.

Getting from Aosta to Alessandria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Alessandria can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asti.

Things to do in Alessandria

Wineries · Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Asti

— 3 nights
Get some cultural insight at Azienda Agricola Roccasanta and Azienda Agricola Cortino Produttori Dianesi. Get some historical perspective at Castello di Grinzane Cavour and Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta. Explore Asti's surroundings by going to Borgo Maragliano (in Loazzolo), Barolo (Enoteca Germano Angelo & WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo) and Monteu Roero (Azienda Agricola Negro Angelo & Figli & Azienda Agricola Bajaj).

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Asti road trip tool.

Getting from Alessandria to Asti by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Alessandria in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Asti, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Asti

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trips

Turin

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Egizio and Museum of the Risorgimento. Visit Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone and Palazzo Reale for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi (in Stupinigi), Reggia di Venaria Reale (in Venaria Reale) and Cantina Fontechiara (in Borgomanero). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, catch a live event at Juventus Stadium, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to Basilica of Superga.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turin online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Asti to Turin by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Asti in September, plan for slightly colder days in Turin, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Fun & Games

Side Trips